Your top ten favorite hymns

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  1. Gina B

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    1. What are your ten favorite hymns?
    2. Which do you think is the most underappreciated?
    3. Describe why your favorite one touches you so much.
    BTW, this isn't for CCM favorites. Only for hymns, unless you particularly like the hymn as sung by a CCM artist.
    I'll start off with my answers in a minute. [​IMG]
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    Be Thou My Vision
    And Can It Be
    A Mighty Fortress is our God
    O Come, O Come Emanuel
    Just a Closer Walk With Thee
    It Is Well With My Sould
    Hallelujah What a Savior
    Come Thou Fount
    Great is Thy Faithfulness
    Sweet Hour of Prayer

    2. Which do you think is the most underappreciated?
    Just a closer walk with thee. It's a beautiful song, both the lyrics and the melody, but I rarely hear it sung in church.

    3. Describe why your favorite one touches you so much.
    "Come Thou Fount" is a close runner up, but "Be Thou My Vision" is my favorite, and I especially enjoy hearing Fernando Ortega sing it. It gives praise to God while at the same time perfectly describing what God should mean to each of us. We're blind, in the dark, and the only way to walk straight without falling on our faces is to let him be our vision for us. Then, as if that isn't enough, the song continues! If you've never heard it, I suggest you listen to it and really hear the lyrics. [​IMG]
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  3. WonderingOne

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    1. What are your ten favorite hymns?

    ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME
    GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU
    BLESSED ASSURANCE
    HE HIDETH MY SOUL
    LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
    HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
    WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS
    BENEATH THE CROSS OF JESUS
    CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY


    2. Which do you think is the most underappreciated?

    I would have to say that I think "Wonderful Grace of Jesus" is not used as much as it should be. It is a beautiful hymn that pays homage to our God's marvelous grace.

    3. Describe why your favorite one touches you so much.

    It is probably evident from my list of favorites that I love the hymns that reassure us of God's love. When I sing the song "He Hideth My Soul," and think of how God has His hand on our lives, it lifts me up like nothing else can.
     
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    From the Heavenly Highway Hymns :

    1.) The Glory-Land way
    2.) The Old Gospel Ship
    3.) He Set Me Free
    4.) Mansion On The Hilltop
    5.) I'll Be Somewhere Listening
    6.) I"ll Fly Away
    7.) He Whispers Sweet Peace To Me
    8.) Whiter Than Snow
    9.) Just A Little Talk With Jesus
    10.) Higher Ground


    From The Baptist Hymnal :

    1.) At The Cross
    2.) Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
    3.) Nothing But The Blood
    4.) He Lives
    5.) Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
    6.) Count Your Blessings
    7.) Victory In Jesus
    8.) Amazing Grace! How Sweet The Sound!
    9.) How Great Thou Art
    10.) Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus


    2. Which do you think is the most underappreciated?

    I do not think any of them are underappreciated.

    3. Describe why your favorite one touches you so much.

    I do not think it is that they touch me so much, as you just enjoy singing some songs more than others. Probably the top ten are because my late-husband played from that hymnal on his quitar for us to sing together, at church and at home.

    I see those two hymnals as different as night and day. I tend to enjoy singing the Heavenly Highway Hymnal much more than the regular Baptist Hymnal.


    Sherrie
     
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    1. And Can it Be?
    2. Crown Him With Many Crowns
    3. Amazing Grace
    4. Holy, Holy, Holy
    5. O Worship the King
    6. Jesus, What a Friend to Sinners
    7. Low in the Grave He Lay
    8. Christ the Lord is Risen Today
    9. Doxology
    10. O Sacred Head Now Wounded
     
  6. Molly

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    My favorites are similar to Kiffin's:

    And,can it be? (this is my all time favorite!)
    O,Worship the King
    Great is thy faithfulness
    It is well with my soul
    Crown Him with many crowns
    All hail the power of Jesus name
    Jesus,what a friend for sinners
    Holy,Holy,Holy!
    Come,thou long expectant Jesus
    Be Thou my vision

    I have many other favorites,but these come to mind. I like And,can it be so much because it is one hymn that truly espresses our unworthiness and God's greatness. It also expresses the gospel very clearly.

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  7. Sherrie

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    I love those hymns too! It is sometimes hard to pick.

    Sherrie
     
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    1. What are your ten favorite hymns?

    Salvation Unto Us Is Come
    By Grace I’m Saved
    By Faith We Are Divinely Sure
    Come, Holy Ghost, in Love
    Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
    Built on the Rock
    O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
    Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit
    “So Truly As I Live,” God Saith
    I Know My Faith Is Founded

    2. Which do you think is the most underappreciated?

    On Reformation Day, we sing a series of hymns written by Martin Luther. However, the greatest hymn of the Reformation is not sung at all. Salvation Unto Us is Come is the confessional hymn of the Reformation, not A Mighty Fortress. Many people heard the gospel for the first time proclaimed through the singing of Salvation Unto Us is Come. Luther shed tears of joy when he heard it, “By means of this hymn the precious truth concerning righteousness by faith through the grace of God was sung into the congregations.”

    3. Describe why your favorite one touches you so much.

    My only comfort is through the precious doctrine of justification through faith in Christ alone. By Grace I’m Saved teaches me to trust in Christ completely.
     
  9. Dr. Bob

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    1. Top 10 HYMNS (in order of my thinking of them, not importance)
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    • Immortal, Invisible</font>
    • How Can it Be? (NOT the same as And Can it Be?</font>
    • Lift High the Cross</font>
    • Eternal Father, Strong to Save (naval hymn)</font>
    • To God Be the Glory</font>
    • When He Shall Come</font>
    • How Great Thou Art</font>
    • Holy, Holy, Holy</font>
    • Lo, How a Rose ere Blooming</font>
    • A Mighty Fortress</font>
    • Old Rugged Cross</font>
    2. Underappreciated? Folk hymns from early America, like "Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy"

    3. And ones that I love reading about (NOT on my list) are by Bernard of Clairvaux - great leader of the Second Crusade.
     
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    My Top Ten from our Hymnal: (in no particular order)

    All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
    All the Way My Savior Leads Me
    Be Strong in the Lord
    Be Thou My Vision
    Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
    A Mighty Fortress is Our God
    Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    How Great Thou Art
    I Surrender All
    Jesus Paid it All

    Other Favorite Hymns (newer than our Hymnal)

    Before the Throne of God Above
    In Christ Alone
    How Deep the Father's Love for Us
    Wonderful, Merciful Savior

    I don't know any that are underappreciated.

    I love when God's people join in worship. There's something about the sound of a congregation lifting their voices in praise that is a stirring sound-picture. Even before I was a believer, I remember being amazed at how the congregation sounded when they all joined as one to sing of God's love, or Jesus' sacrifice. That's why I love them so much I guess.

    In His Grip,
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  11. Pete

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    1: Too many favourites to narrow it down to top 10 [​IMG]

    2: By me, none. By some others, most of them :(

    3: The writers had a great gift from God to express His Truth loud and clear. No "What's all that about?" in their songs.

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    Very difficult to select just ten favourites and my opinion tends to change from time to time, but here are my current favourites in no particular order.

    1. ABIDE WITH ME.
    2. WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS.
    3. CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY. HALLELUHAH
    4. WHEN PEACE LIKE A RIVER (IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL)
    5. O CHRIST WHAT BURDENS BOWED THY HEAD.
    6. LOW IN THE GRAVE HE LAY.
    7. ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS' NAME.
    8. I CANNOT TELL.
    9. NEARER MY GOD TO THEE.
    10.HOW DEEP THE FATHERS LOVE.

    And thats not to mention How Great Thou Art; I Lift My Eyes To the Quiet Hills; Amazing Grace; Holy, Holy, Holy; Be Still, My Soul; I will Praise Him; His Name, His Name Shall be Called Wonderful etc. etc.

    I couldn't pick one favourite from these, I love them all. Not sure either that any are under-rated but I don't hear 'Nearer My God To Thee' as much as I'd like to.
     
  13. Refreshed

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    Ten Favorite Hymns:

    1. Sands of Time.
    2. All Hail the Power.
    3. Man of Sorrows.
    4. I am thine, O Lord.
    5. On Jordan's Stormy Banks.
    6. Revive us again.
    7. How firm a foundation.
    8. Nearer My God to Thee.
    9. At the cross.
    10. Are you washed in the Blood?

    Most underappreciated: Agree with Dr. Bob on this one, it's the early American ones. The one I think is most underappreciated is Sands of Time. What a beautiful song.

    Here's a verse:

    The bride eyes not her garment
    But her dear bridegroom's face
    I will not gaze Glory
    But on my King of Grace

    Not at the crown he giveth
    But on his pierced hand
    The Lamb is all the Glory
    Of Emmanuel's Land.

    Gives me chills just singing it with my wife right now.

    3. The Sands of Time is my favorite because it does touch me so. The verse above implies a strong relationship, a marriage to Jesus Christ and teaches so much pure doctrine.

    Jason [​IMG]
     
  14. yod

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    This is from my wife:

    1. Amazing Grace
    2. Jesus Love Me (my sister in-law suggested this)
    3. How Great Thou Art
    4. Blessed Assurance
    5. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    6. Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
    7. It is Well With My Soul
    8. Holy, HOly, Holy
    9. Just as I Am
    10. Trust and Obey


    ....she's still going....

    ah I love her.

    They are all underappreciated (by me)
     
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    </font>
    • 1. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross</font>
    • 2. And Can It Be</font>
    • 3. How Deep the Father's Love for Us</font>
    • 4. Came Thou Fount</font>
    • 5. Great is Thy Faithfulness</font>
    • 6. 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus</font>
    • 7. To God Be the Glory</font>
    • 8. It Is Well With My Soul</font>
    • 9. I Know Whom I Have Believed</font>
    • 10. Beneath the Cross of Jesus</font>
    Underappreciated--I'm not sure. I think the amazing poetry in some of them (like When I Survery the Wondrous Cross) is underappreciated.

    A lot of my favorites have always been "cross" hymns, even when I was a child. ("And Can It Be" was my favorite from the time I was very young.) I can't explain exactly why they touch me so much, but they do.....

    Lately, however, I've begun to appreciate some of the more "experiential" ones--like "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus".
     
  16. Dr. Bob

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    Not familiar with it. Can you hum a few bars?

    Seriously, lyrics? I'm amazed at looking at each list and going "Yep Yep Yep" and agreeing.
     
  17. Molly

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    Some of the others remended me of *When I Survey the Wondrous Cross*....Love this one,too!

    Yod,

    Why do you under appreciate these beautiful hymns so much? Thanks for posting for your wife!

    Molly [​IMG]
     
  18. DanielFive

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    Not familiar with it. Can you hum a few bars?

    Seriously, lyrics? I'm amazed at looking at each list and going "Yep Yep Yep" and agreeing.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Don't know about humming, but it's a pleasure to post the lyrics of this wonderful hymn.

    I Cannot Tell

    I cannot tell why He Whom angels worship,
    Should set His love upon the sons of men,
    Or why, as Shepherd, He should seek the wanderers,
    To bring them back, they know not how or when.
    But this I know, that He was born of Mary
    When Bethlehem’s manger was His only home,
    And that He lived at Nazareth and labored,
    And so the Savior, Savior of the world is come.

    I cannot tell how silently He suffered,
    As with His peace He graced this place of tears,
    Or how His heart upon the cross was broken,
    The crown of pain to three and thirty years.
    But this I know, He heals the brokenhearted,
    And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
    And lifts the burden from the heavy laden,
    For yet the Savior, Savior of the world is here.

    I cannot tell how He will win the nations,
    How He will claim His earthly heritage,
    How satisfy the needs and aspirations
    Of East and West, of sinner and of sage.
    But this I know, all flesh shall see His glory,
    And He shall reap the harvest He has sown,
    And some glad day His sun shall shine in splendor
    When He the Savior, Savior of the world is known.

    I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
    When, at His bidding, every storm is stilled,
    Or who can say how great the jubilation
    When all the hearts of men with love are filled.
    But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
    And myriad, myriad human voices sing,
    And earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer:
    At last the Savior, Savior of the world is King!

    CYBERHYMNAL

    Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Wow, Enda: my list would virtually mirror yours. I would have your second choice as my first, but that is frighteningly close to my list.....
     
  20. DanielFive

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    BIR, Great minds think alike. ;)
     

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