Gender free hymns can be created without doing violence to tradition or changing meanings.
Gender free hymns make sense. When hymns are all "he" and no "she" there must be a better. Fortunately, there is a way to solve the gender problem without changing much else.
We can make any hymn gender free by
- Using "you" instead of "he" when speaking of Jesus.
- Using "you" when speaking of God or * or "Abba", and by
- Using the first person plural "we" when referring to "us".