Episcopalians are, if nothing, a people of words. Words matter. Texts are important, as we are reminded by one of favorite Collects of the Day (Proper 28) in the Book of Common Prayer:
“Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life.”
If The Hymnal 1982 is still “the new hymnal” to...