We are often having discussions on the Puritan Board concerning the favorite hymns of PBers. But I was interested in the existence of hymns with, let's say, "questionable" theology (some more questionable than others). There are at least two aspects I would like to consider. First, if the author of the hymn was notoriously unorthodox, that should render the hymn suspect. For example, Julia Ward Howe, who wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic," was a Unitarian. I am wonder about suspect authors of other famous hymns. And if the author of the hymn was grossly unorthodox, should we be singing the hymn? Second, which hymns simply have bad theology? The most hideous hymn I can think of is "In the Garden," but there are others with bad theology, such as "The Savior Is Waiting." Are there others that can be mentioned? Note: this thread is not to debate psalmody v. hymnody. Any posts of this sort will be unceremoniously deleted.