To be fair, the bride who wanted "Fight the good fight with all thy might" was not a Catholic. Nor was the one who chose "I vow to thee, my Country". The latter was among the sillier things I have been asked to sing at a wedding- chosen, I believe, in imitation of her royal highness the Princess of Wales. On the other hand, the lady who selected "This is the image of our Queen" was. Why she chose it for us to sing at the end of Sunday Mass in February with its reference to "this thine own sweet month of May" is not known. What each example does suggest, however, is that a vernacular text is no guarantee of comprehension. Lest it be thought I mock the simple-minded I will point out that I myself have problems with understanding vernacular texts as in some hymns (Shine, Jesus, Shine) or, frequently, in Bidding Prayers.