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Misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Hymns that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

There are 11 misheard song lyrics for Hymns on amIright currently.

There are also Hymns misheard lyrics stories also available.

"Amazing Grace"
Misheard Lyrics:
A maze of grapes,
How sweet and round.
Original Lyrics:
Amazing Grace,
How sweet the sound.
Original written by John Newton, published 1779. Numerous recordings have been made, by numerous performers.
"Dwelling In Beulah Land"
Misheard Lyrics:
For I am bee-stung on the mountain, underneath a cloudless sky...
Original Lyrics:
I am living on a mountain, underneath a cloudless sky...
Written and composed by Charles Austin Miles in 1911. First recording was later than that, by a performer who is not known at this time (which is why it has been placed it under "hymns").
"Gladly the Cross I'd Bear"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gladly, the cross-eyed bear
Original Lyrics:
Gladly the cross I'd bear
"Holy Holy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pauline, Pauline
Original Lyrics:
Holy, Holy
"Rescue the Perishing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rats Chew the Paraffin
Original Lyrics:
Rescue the Perishing
"Silent Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Round John Virgin
Original Lyrics:
'Round Yon Virgin
"Ubi Caritas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who he calls is tough
It's Pharaoh It's Pharaoh
They who see the Earth
(or) They redeem rebirth
Original Lyrics:
Ubi Caritas
Est vera, est vera
Deus ibi est
Deus ibi est
"Up From The Grave He Arose"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up from the grave He arose, with the mighty power of his toes.
Original Lyrics:
Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty power o'er His foes
Editor's note: somebody filed this under "church", which is incorrect, since there is a band called The Church. Songs like this, which are general hymns written long ago, are being filed under "Hymns", since the original performer(s) are unknown, and there could be numerous recorded versions made over the years.
"Up from the Grave He Arose"
Misheard Lyrics:
Low in the gravy lay, Jesus
Original Lyrics:
Lo, in the grave he lay, Jesus
"Up from the Grave He Arose"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up from the grave He arose,
With the mighty power of His toes.
Original Lyrics:
Up from the grave He arose,
With the mighty triumph o'er his foes;
"Up from the Grave He Arose"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up from the gravy arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er his toes
Original Lyrics:
Up from the grave He arose,
With the mighty triumph o'er his foes;
as heard through a 4-year-old's ears

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