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Kirby: New LDS hymnbook songs? Count on born to be mild.

One of the main parts of religious worship is singing. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because music helps set the proper mood. If that’s the case, it’s not working for me.

I can’t sing. Among my myriad personal failings, that’s one I regret the most. The best I can muster is an adenoidal squawking that offends everyone within earshot. So I just lip-sync the hymns.

Then again, maybe it’s the music. Church hymns are not exactly suited for some voices. Just imagine how a reverent sacrament song would fare from the voice boxes of a heavy metal choir.