The Task at Hand

In response to Rev. Oscar Gerken’s November 2006 comments regarding the supposed error in the Lutheran Service Book, there is no error.

From childhood on I have loved singing “take the task He gives you gladly” and have had no trouble understanding that line. There is such a thing as poetic license. That line appears in every copy of my mound of hymnals, which date back many years.

Let us not be picky. One can only pray that faithful pastors will be more concerned with the theology of our hymns.

By the way, my congregation is using and appreciating the new hymnal

An Average Member in the Pew
Milwaukee, Wis.

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