I've read several posts today that make mention of Charles Wesley, Fanny Crosby and other great writers of the past. Their hymns are alive and well today, sung in churches both Baptist and beyond. Some of my favorites are some of the Reformation hymns such as "A Mighty Fortress is Our God." They don't get much better than that. Just my humble opinion. But what about some of the newer hymns of today? True, the style is different, but I believe there are hymns that have been written recently that are some of the greatest sentiments I've read or sung. "In Christ Alone" by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty (No, not Michael English's barn-burner), "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" also by Townend, and "Wonderful, Merciful Savior" by Dawn Rodgers are some of the new "classics" that I believe may be around a long time. Who's to say they won't last 400 years like some of our favorites? We won't be around to see. If the Lord waits that long to come back (please Lord, don't!) I believe that the Church of that time will still be singing the hymns of our faith, new and old. Just my humble opinion. God bless!