Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Favorite Hymns

I love hymns. I love sitting with my Baptist Hymnal and just reading the beautiful poetry. I love playing hymns, and I love singing hymns.

Unlike a lot of folks my age, I'm not a huge fan of Contemporary Christian Music. I have a few "favorites" -- of contemporary hymns my favorite has to be "In Christ Alone" by the Getty's. I would say a big factor in this is lack of exposure, and I welcome any suggestions to check out.

Of older hymns I have a pretty wide range of styles, and I though I'd share a list of my favorites. These are not in any particular order -- If I were pushed, they'd all be favorites.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
And Can It Be
Be Thou My Vision
Because He Lives
Blessed Assurance
Come,  Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Doxology (Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow)
Have Thine Own Way Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty
How Great Thou Art
I Shall Not Be Moved
I'll Fly Away
It is Well
Just a Little Talk With Jesus
Just As I Am
Nearer, My God To Thee
Love Lifted Me
The Old Rugged Cross
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Rock of Ages
Softly and Tenderly
The King is Coming
To God Be the Glory
Victory in Jesus
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
The The Roll is Called Up Yonder
When They Ring Those Golden Bells

This is my short list, believe it or not. I could practically list the contents of several hymnals here. Any of these songs will hit my soft spot. I wish they were sung more often in churches, and although I know that church has to progress, and "keep up", I wish more churches would turn off the projector some time and pick up the hymnals and sing, the old fashioned way.

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