210 - Yours Be the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son

Tune: Maccabeus

I understand that we're supposed to be modern and sing things in modern English, but why oh why did the editors of Common Praise feel it necessary to replace "Thine Be the Glory" with "YERZ be the Glory".  Yerz.  What an ugly word, with a slidey vowel followed by a hard R and a buzzy Z.  Yerrrrz.

Compare it with "Thine", such a beautiful and musical word to begin with.  A gentle voiced dental fricative followed by a full-bodied dipthong and a yummy N at the end.  Thine.

I know it's picky, but seriously -- what was the point of uglifying the first word of such a famous hymn?!