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There is one problem for me with O for a thousand tongues , and that is the line about 'you dumb'. Having ministered in a congregation that included members of the Deaf community, I became acutely aware of how much they object to that word being used to describe them. In Auslan, as in general English usage, the word 'dumb' means 'stupid', not 'mute'. I haven't yet been able to resolve this, except by either omitting the verse, or giving an explanation first.
Thanks Peter,I have heard this raised before, and have not heard of a good solution. You could use the word "mute" instead of "dumb"? Not sure if that would work well though.I might ask it of the Facebook group, and I'll tell you if anyone comes up with a solution.best, Natalie
Peter, Voices United has "Hear him you deaf, you voiceless ones, your tongues again employ".... seems to work pretty well.
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