Just a question about altered words in a hymn which is in the public domain. We use Together in Song (Australian Hymn Book II) where the words to most of the public domain hymns have been altered from 'archaic' "Thee", etc. and to use inclusive and politically correct language. Are these hymns still regarded as being in the public domain (more than 70 years since author's death in Australia)?
The same applies where some of the harmonies have also been altered.