Favorite hymns

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  1. heisrisen

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    What are your favorite hymns? I love Jesus Paid It All, How Great Thou Art, and Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing.
     
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    Jesus Paid It All is up there in the top ten, but as a favorite it is a tie between 'til the Storm Passes By and Saved by the Blood of the Crucified One.

    God bless.
     
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    Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
    God of glory, Lord of love;
    Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
    Op’ning to the sun above.
    Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
    Drive the dark of doubt away;
    Giver of immortal gladness,
    Fill us with the light of day!

    All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
    Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays,
    Stars and angels sing around Thee,
    Center of unbroken praise.
    Field and forest, vale and mountain,
    Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
    Singing bird and flowing fountain
    Call us to rejoice in Thee.

    Thou art giving and forgiving,
    Ever blessing, ever blest,
    Wellspring of the joy of living,
    Ocean depth of happy rest!
    Thou our Father, Christ our Brother,
    All who live in love are Thine;
    Teach us how to love each other,
    Lift us to the joy divine.

    Mortals, join the happy chorus,
    Which the morning stars began;
    Father love is reigning o’er us,
    Brother love binds man to man.
    Ever singing, march we onward,
    Victors in the midst of strife,
    Joyful music leads us Sunward
    In the triumph song of life.

    Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
    Words by Henry J. van Dyke (Professor of English literature at Princeton University and Presbyterian Minister)
     
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    Amazing Grace!... Is the only hymn that tells my story hands down!... Brother Glen
     
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    I have about 10 that tie for number one - probably it is 'It is Well With My Soul'.

    But I love this new one now

    O church arise and put your armour on
    Hear the call of Christ our captain
    For now the weak can say that they are strong
    In the strength that God has given

    With shield of faith and belt of truth
    We'll stand against the devil's lies
    An army bold whose battle cry is love
    Reaching out to those in darkness

    Our call to war, to love the captive soul
    But to rage against the captor
    And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
    We will fight in faith and valor

    When faced with trials on every side
    We know the outcome is secure
    And Christ will have the prize for which He died
    An inheritance of nations

    So Spirit come, put strength in every stride
    Give grace for every hurdle
    That we may run with faith to win the prize
    Of a servant good and faithful

    As saints of old still line the way
    Retelling triumphs of His grace
    We hear their calls and hunger for the day
    When with Christ we stand in glory

    O church arise
    O church arise
    O church arise
    O church arise
    O church arise

    SONGWRITERS
    STUART CHRISTOPHER TOWNEND;JULIAN KEITH GETTY

    PUBLISHED BY
    THANKYOU MUSIC, LTD.

     
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    To be honest, I have many! So many, that picking a favorite is not easy! However, if there is one old hymn that I honestly love, it is Victory in Jesus!

    Enjoy this Gaither Band version:

     
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    When singing hymns I first look the words over to see if the song totally glorifies God. If I find in that song words that glorify man I will not sing it.
     
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    Reminds me of these verses in Numbers!

    Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.

    10:36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel... Brother Glen
     
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    Could you give an example of this?

    It's actually a good point.

    God bless.
     
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    I'm trying to think of a good hymn that hasn't been Tomlinized or Redmanized in the last few years...just left alone, unmolested, appreciated for its simpler form from simpler days.

    ...couldn't succeed.

    So yeah, I enjoy the hymns everyone else has listed. ;)
     
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    There are just so many of them. Thanks for sharing the ones above. They are wonderful. I enjoyed listening to them. A few of my favorites were also my late mom's favorites. They are Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross. When my mom.passed they played so many beautiful hymns. She loved hymns and on her dying bed she sang so many of them. As she passed away she was singing. It was a very hard thing to watch but there was so much comfort knowing she was now with God.
     
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    Wouldn't have anything to do with Keith being Irish, would it?

    Seriously, I love a number of Townend's and Getty's songs; "How Deep the Father's Love" is probably my favorite, but "In Christ Alone" and "Behold the Lamb" are at the top of list too.

    BTW: I was able to see the Gettys when they came nearby on their fall tour. Wonderful -- and they expect you to sing along. So now I can say I've sung with Krystin Getty ...
     
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    Like when Americans set "Amazing Grace" to "New Britain" instead of its original tune (whatever that was) and monkeyed with the new tune and added the final verse?

    Musicians in every age have adapted hymns, whether the original authors would approve or not (and in the case of the Wesleys, that would be a definite 'not'). Sometimes the results are good, sometimes not. I'm glad that at least the hymns are finding new audiences.
     
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    I like a lot of them but "It is Well" and "Victory in Jesus" are favorites.
     
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    English: Oh, The Deep Deep Love of Jesus.
     
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    You may have never heard of the song, God Is So Good To Me. When I was in free willism I was called on regularly to lead this song. After I began to see Sovereign grace I took another look at this song and the first verse is pure blasphemy. The first verse goes like this: From up in heaven one day God looked down, saw that the souls of men downward were bound, It made him so sad He wanted a plan that saved they may be. He searched through heaven for one willing to be, the supreme sacrifice say don't you see. God is so good, sooo good, he's so good to me. When all else had failed God sent his son, sent him to die that our sins might be won, God is so good to me, yes he is good to me, God is so good Sooo Good he's so good to me. Now to discuss this first verse. If we believe what we read in this song, God just happened to look down one day upon earth and was taken by surprise at what he saw. He just then discovered man was on his way to hell. Next, This song describes a sad god but this is a free will god. He has done all he can do, he is pleading and begging men to come to Christ. Is this the God of the bible ? No. Next, God, according to the song is in need of a plan, but this is the true God, known unto God are all his works from the creation of the world. Next the song describes God as having to search through heaven for someone willing to be the sacrifice for sin. But the truth is Christ was a lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll add it to my list of "Hymns You Won't Find in the Calvinist Hymnal."

    BTW, I see nothing about God being surprised in the lyrics of that first verse.

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    Amazing Grace has been performed by more people and, in more particular, those that are/were famous than any other music lyric that has ever been written.

    Now for my own personal favorite. It is a prayer, a song in which God is glorified and my own personage is shown as completely dependent upon Him, His mercy and His grace.

    1. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
    wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
    stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
    and make me love thee as I ought to love.

    2. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
    no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
    no angel visitant, no opening skies;
    but take the dimness of my soul away.

    3. Has thou not bid me love thee, God and King?
    All, all thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
    I see thy cross; there teach my heart to cling.
    O let me seek thee, and O let me find.

    4. Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
    teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
    To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
    teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

    5. Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
    one holy passion filling all my frame;
    the kindling of the heaven-descended Dove,
    my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.
    George Croly
     
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    I would agree the lyrics are poor and do not represent the Biblical teaching that Redemption was decided before ever the universe was formed.

    Doubtful that many who sing it will consider it from a doctrinal perspective as you have.

    I can't say I disagree with rejecting it.

    One I don't care for goes "...Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry...while on others you are calling...do not pass me by..."

    This flies in the face, in my view, of the Sovereignty of God in salvation. God always initiates salvation. No man was ever aware of his need until God revealed that to him.

    Okay, just curious. This might make a good thread topic itself: "Questionable Hymns?"


    God bless.
     
  20. Salty

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    I also have many, but the first one that came to mind was "When the Roll is Called up Yonder"
     

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