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Pronouncing Hashem's name in a song

Many songs we sing and the Shabbat table we use the word Hashem instead of Hashem's real name even when the song was written in rhyme or the tune clearly calls for the word Ado-ni as the clear word that rhymes. For example Tzur Mishelo. Where does this custom come from and why?

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marked as duplicate by Naftali, Seth J, Monica Cellio, HodofHod, Double AA Jan 3 '12 at 16:46

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@Naftali I agree with msh210 in chat that while highly related, these two questions are not quite duplicates. – Isaac Moses Jan 3 '12 at 16:33
@IsaacMoses haha that is not up to u ^_^ that is up to the community. – Naftali Jan 3 '12 at 16:35
@Naftali What am I, chopped liver? Last I checked, I'm a member of the community and entitled to express my opinion. (And BTW, while I generally wouldn't, I am, in fact, empowered to overrule the community if I disagree strongly with its action.) – Isaac Moses Jan 3 '12 at 16:36
@IsaacMoses do not dis chopped liver :-P You do not really have to state in the comments that it is not a duplicate. you can choose to vote or not to vote like everyone else ^_^ – Naftali Jan 3 '12 at 16:37
@Naftali, everyone else is entitled to express their reasoned opinion in comments, too. (I happen to be borrowing msh210's reasoning in this case.) – Isaac Moses Jan 3 '12 at 16:41

When I sing the song I do say Hashem's Name on 1st iteration.

That was how it was intended -- To glorify Hashem.

See here: Pronouncing Hashem's name in a song

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Do you have a source for this practice? – Hacham Gabriel Jan 3 '12 at 14:19
@HachamGabriel haha I am my own source. my family has always done it. I am my own source. They are songs that were meant to be sung how they were written. – Naftali Jan 3 '12 at 14:21
@HachamGabriel see update. – Naftali Jan 3 '12 at 14:22
I have seen that stream but I just wanted you to add a source into your answer. +1 – Hacham Gabriel Jan 3 '12 at 14:24
@HachamGabriel hehe I just had to search for that question... You could have just told me about it.... – Naftali Jan 3 '12 at 14:25

Although it is the custom of many people to say Gd's name in songs, if you don't want to you can always add a "K" sound to any of the names to both rhyme and avoid saying Gd's name.

If you have the custom to say "Hashem" in some song where it does not sound right, odds are there used to be a different tune, where it did sound correct.

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