Favorite Hymn Lyricist?

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Lots of wonderful WORDS out there, written by a wide assortment of lyracists.

    WHO is your favorite - based on either whole folio of work or a single great song?

    Looking for hymn writers, not modern P&W CCM types. Published in our hymnals.

    I'll start:

    I enjoy Philip P. Bliss rousing style from the 1870's.
     
  2. rlvaughn

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    For the largest quantity of songs I like by a single author, without question - Isaac Watts.
     
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    It's got to be
    Amazing Grace by Wm. Walker

    And my personal favorite is:
    There's a God Somewhere by Thomas A. Dorsey
     
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    Dr. Bob, great choice there with P.P. Bliss [​IMG] He is definitely in my top 10.

    rlvaughn, an even better choice with Isaac Watts [​IMG] Isaac is in my top 2 ;)

    I think my favourite depends on the day, either Isaac Watts or Charles Wesley. Both gentlemen incredible writers. Never equalled, and based on a lot of current efforts, they never will be.

    Pete
     
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    A vote for Wesley.
     
  6. Ben W

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    General William Booth founder of the Salvation Army wrote the great anthem hymn "O Boundless Salvation". That is an amazingly powerfull hymn for me every time I hear it.
     
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    All great hymns by great hymn writers above. [​IMG]

    Some of my favorites are written by Fanny Crosby.
     
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    Another vote for Wesley.
     
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    Having a tough time choosing between Watts and Wesley. I also really like some of Stuart Townend's work.
     
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    I Know how you feel Joshua, I'm starting to think maybe I should have said Watts. As Pete said earlier I think I change my mind depending on what day it is.

    I read recently that Wesley penned an average of 10 lines per day for 50 years, it would be difficult to vote against him I think.

    Also Joshua, you mentioned Stuart Townsend and I love 'How Deep the Fathers Love' but thats the only one I've heard, is there a site where I can read more of his lyrics, and could you tell me if he is still writing?
     
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    Watts for me.
     
  13. TheOliveBranch

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    Hey, Aaron. [​IMG]

    Have to agree with Watts being another favorite. Depends on what mood I'm in as to who is my favorite of the day.
     

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