The World Cup of Bad Hymns – nominations requested

Friday, 14 September 2018

The World Cup of Bad Hymns – nominations requested

[From AQ Tom: The Beatles “My Sweet Lord” and “Let It Be (Mother Mary Comes to Me)” as well as Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water” and “Mrs. Robinson (Jesus Loves You More Than You Will Know)”]

As a distraction from all the other problems in the world, we have something a little different.On Monday 24th September the 2018 World Cup of Bad Hymns will begin. This will be organised by a sequence of Twitter polls, one per day, on a knock-out basis, with as many rounds as are needed.

Badness may be defined any way you wish, either by stupid lyrics, bad theology (since people of all Christian denominations may take part, we won’t get agreement here), or even by an appalling tune. Nominations for the competition close on September 23rd.

These are the entrants so far. You may nominate more bad hymns, either by commenting on this blog, or by replying to the tweet that announces the World Cup.

hymn board

Anything that makes you shudder…


hand waving in church“The next hymn is … so put your hand up if you want to leave.”

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One comment on “The World Cup of Bad Hymns – nominations requested

  1. I call shenanigans if Giant Love Ball doesn’t make the final four.

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