I can’t imagine that many thousands of dollars of denominational money is spent every years discussing the lyrics of hymns and whether they should be altered or banned. I sang hymns for decades and remember barely any lyrics.
The attached link discusses the image of God in hymnal lyrics. The idea to some church officials that the god would be portrayed as vengful is not in keeping with the idea God is a kind and loving idealist being. Thus, some lyrics had to be changed.
Music and its place in any society is an interesting topic. The taliban banned music of any kind in territories such as the former Afghanistan.
The famous performer, Charlie Daniels, is a devout born again Christian. He performs music about the low life. I saw him on a Christian network once where he explained in a matter of fact way he lives one way and makes his living singing about values he does not approve of.
It seems like the lryics of music would be important if people paid attention to them. Perhaps there are more peope who pay attention than I happen to think. It just seems like the singing in many mainline churches is a sort of abstract excercise that does not engage most people.
I think music style is something people pay more attention to. Putting too much rythm into music of mainline churches is not permissiable.
Black churches disapproved of early black blues musicans because they took the style of church music and played it in bars. If mainline church hymns are not played in bars, it seems like what they say can be ignored.