William Henry Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston, last week gave decisive publication to his wrath against certain English hymns which Roman Catholics have unwarily allowed into their funeral services. The specific hymn which His Eminence denounced was "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." It goes:
Somewhere the sun is shining,
Somewhere the songbirds dwell,
Hush, then, thy sad repining,
God lives, and all is well.
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere!
Land of the true, where we live anew,
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.
Everybody knows the melody. Jessie Brown Pounds and...