"Frosty wind made moan." You often think the hymn might have been written by someone in his cups back when Samuel Pepys was walking around. Actually it was written toward the end of the nineteenth century, only about a hundred and forty years ago. Always wondered about the 'made moan' part. One of those things that sticks to a mind. And, when as a puerile delinquent we'd be asked to shut up and listen to the choir sing "In the Bleak Mid-Winter," there were those amongst us who would yawn.
All very well suggesting 'moan' had to rhyme with 'stone,' but that sort of
thinking is very destructive, completely lacking any sort of empathy toward a
poet and their phrase. One of the books the poet wrote was a devotional to the
apocalypse, called "The Face of the Deep." https://archive.org/stream/thefaceofthedeep00rossuoft#page/n83/mode/2up And it goes on for 550 odd passionate pages. Incidentally the message to
Thyatira, in Revelations, was castigating the angel
for his tolerance and easy going approach to "The Word," which back in those
days was not the way to prepare for the rapture.