Your favorite hymns ?

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  1. Spear

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    What are your favorite hymns ? The ones you immediatly think about when the pastors asks " So, what will we sing now ? ".

    I had to find out if those we sing existed, and finally found my favorites in their english (and often original) version :

    - How great thou art
    - Tell me the old, old story
    - Onward christian soldiers
     
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    Your pastor asks "What will we sing now??" LOL - I know atleast by Wednesday what's going to be sung on Sunday - otherwise my job would be TERRIBLE!! (I project the words on the screen).

    One of my all time favorite hymns is "Before the Throne of God Above". I cry every time.
     
  3. Spear

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    Yes, we nearly always choose the two last hymns to sing :) ... and a good occasion to sing those you like the most if you're fast enough to raise your hand :D
     
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    Holy, Holy, Holy,
    Guide Me oh Thou Great Jehovah
    It Is Well with My Soul
    Blessed Assurance
    and probably my all-time favorite - Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go - brings tears to my eyes each time I sing it.
     
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    "Onward Christian Soldiers"

    "At the Cross"

    "Jesus Saves"

    "How Great Thou Art"

    Those are the main ones that jump out at me
     
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    "Heaven's Jubilee"

    "Have a Little Talk With Jesus"

    "Amazing Grace"

    "The Old Rugged Cross"

    "Jesus, Hold My Hand"
     
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    Favorite Hymn(s)

    "Love Lifted ME!"

    "Wonderful Grace of Jesus!" You don't hear this one much any more. And it is not even found much in the new hymnals.

    I wonder why?:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    At the risk of being battered:godisgood: I love
    Faith of our Fathers
    Sancte Pie Decime
    O veni, veni Emmanuel
     
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    Issac Watts; When I survey the Wonderous Cross
     
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    -How Tedious and Tasteless

    -How Firm a Foundation

    -Arise My Soul

    -Satisfied (maybe my favorite)

    -Come Thou Fount

    -Jesus, What a Friend For Sinners

    -The Sands of Time are Sinking

    -Jesus Lover of My Soul

    -I Need Thee Every Hour

    -Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

    -Brethren We Have Met to Worship

    Can you tell I love the hymns?
     
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    Without question, I would choose:

    The Church's One Foundation

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  12. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Favorites include --

    Come Christians Join to Sing

    Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone

    Shout to the North

    A Mighty Fortress (especially on Reformation Sunday)

    Arise My Soul Arise
     
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    "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
    "What Wondrous Love Is This"
    "A Mighty Fortress"
    "The Church's One Foundation"
    "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need"
    "Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me"
    "O Sacred Head Now Wounded"
    "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee"
    "Share His Love" (my father wrote this, words and music)
    "Let the Song Go Round the Earth"
    "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand"
    "Do Not I Love Thee"

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    I like robust hymns with pithy texts:

    A Mighty Fortress
    Holy, Holy, Holy
    Built on a Rock the Church Doth Stand
    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation
    Jesus Calls Us
    Lift Every Voice and Sing

    And, echoing another poster who wondered why one of his/her favorites was no longer in the hymnals, I don't find another favorite too often any more: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
     
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    "How Great Thou Art"
    "Amazing Grace"
    "Old Rugged Cross"
    "Blessed Be The Tie That Binds"
    "Doxology"
     
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    I have so many favorites that I really can't narrow it down to one or two.

    This morning, I guess I'd have to say "When Morning Gilds the Skies" (all 432 verses of it).

    We've raised our children on hymns from day one and it's really amazing how much of Christian doctrine they've always understood, just picking them up from hymns.

    I know that in my own experience, I love to keep an old hymnal by my bedisde and use it in my devotions. I also like to go to Cyberhymnal.net and just read the words of the great hymns and discover new hymns.
     
  17. Joseph M. Smith

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    My wife is British, and brought with her the English Baptist hymnal used in the churches of her childhood. Wow, how many verses some of those hymns have? Can you hear us Americans now, "Let's sing the first, fifth, and eighteenth verses!"?
     
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    Holy Holy Holy
    Amazing Grace
    Holy God, We Praise Your Name
    How Great Thou Art
    Come, Christians, Join to Sing
     
  19. JohnDeereFan

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    Yeah, I tend to lose track after eight or nine verses. Some of them are very long.
     
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    One of the best! :thumbs:

    I also like "At the Cross," also written by Issac Watts.
     

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