Recently, I was asked to substitute "souls" for "men" in the hymn, "Good Christian Men, Rejoice," in order to be more gender-inclusive. In this same congregation, I caused quite a stir by suggesting we sing "Onward Christian Soldiers," for much the same reason.
I was reading through "The Faith We Sing" (a Methodist hymnal) and seem to remember seeing several substitutions like this.
This seems to be more of a left-wing / right-wing thing, but I'm wondering if there are denomination stances. Specifically, what do Catholics, Presbyterians, and Lutherans do in this regard.
I'm also curious whether or not this type of hymnody exists in Mormon and JW churches, and how widespread the practice is there.