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Some Well Loved Hymns….
The Aged P.com ^ | 05/05/11 | the Aged P

Posted on 05/05/2011 10:51:53 AM PDT by sussex

A minority of the musical elite are always sniffy about popular hymns forgetting they are popular because the tunes and the words have such a widespread appeal to ordinary folk – they communicate an electricity that runs deep into the very essence of our souls.

As The Reverend Rowland Hill, pastor of the Surrey Chapel in London said in the early 19th century “The Devil Should Not Have All The Best Tunes”

So here is a purely personal choice of hymns that always make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion
KEYWORDS: hymns

1 posted on 05/05/2011 10:52:01 AM PDT by sussex
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To: sussex
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
2 posted on 05/05/2011 10:55:37 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: sussex

Ah, yes.

1) How Great Thou Art
2) Beautiful Savior
3) Let All Things Now Living

Many, many, many others. Too bad many of them aren’t sung anymore because they’re ‘old’.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 10:57:41 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: sussex

I used to attend a church that had no hymns. They have a worship band playing contemporary christian music. It was a wonderfully fun place to be and packed to the rafters every Sunday. I was very happy with it.

When I got married last year, I decided that since my wife and step-daughter’s family going back three generations had been Nazarene that I would begin attending services with them. They only sing hyms out of a book and the only instrument is a badly out of tune piano played by a nice old lady that is unfortunatel struck with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I hadn’t fallen asleep in church before, well not since I was about 4 years old.

This church is not exactly “packing them in.” I do not however blame the hymns, I blame the style in which they are played. I’ve heard hymns played to accoustic guitars with a little drum and keyboard added in, it’s great.

But since this thread seems to be “what is your favorite hymn?” I will submit the following; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w3y3iT3NlU


4 posted on 05/05/2011 11:04:26 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.hermancain.com/index.asp)
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To: sussex
Amazing Grace

Greatest. Song. Ever.

5 posted on 05/05/2011 11:06:58 AM PDT by houeto (Rev. 13. [7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:)
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To: sussex

1. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
2. All Creatures of our God and King
3. Savior, Like a Shepherd

The “new” worship leader crowd has begun to discover some of the classics:

Chris Tomlin - “Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone”
Bart Millard - “Brethren, We Have Met To Worship”

Quite a few more.

Colonel, USAFR


6 posted on 05/05/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: sussex
I never sing "Jerusalem" unless Lambert has put a bag on his head. Then I have to stand in the tea chest and sing it.
7 posted on 05/05/2011 11:08:28 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: sussex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYMLMj-SibU&feature=fvsr


8 posted on 05/05/2011 11:10:04 AM PDT by houeto (Rev. 13. [7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:)
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To: Grunthor
When I got married last year, I decided that since my wife and step-daughter’s family going back three generations had been Nazarene that I would begin attending services with them

Haha, I'm Nazarene.

9 posted on 05/05/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: sussex
I'm rather fond of Rock of Ages because it was a favorite hymn at public hangings in the old west. Many a hanging town would hold these events on Sunday after church so as to attract additional visitors for the weekend. There was not only an economic benefit of bringing in extra money to the town, but a spiritual benefit of bringing extra people into the town's churches and hymn singing.

Justice was served by the hangings, but the justice was tempered with the mercy of singing hymns to the condemned before they met their maker. It is no coincidence that some of those towns still have some of the best church attendance and lowest crime rates in the country more than a century after this quaint old custom was abolished.

I'd like to see the custom brought back to reduce the surplus of gallows birds in our prisons and p*ss off the ACLU.

10 posted on 05/05/2011 11:17:50 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sussex

I always enjoy hymns even though I prefer the more contemporary worship music. I actually play in our Church’s band. One of my favorites is “I Need Thee Every Hour”.

Contemporary singer Chris Rice does a great job singing the hymns in one of his CD’s. Very laid back and very raw recordings. Check it out.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 11:19:47 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: justice14

Overall I agree with Nazarene doctrine but the church we attend is run by the elderly, for the elderly and it is sad just watching the thing die a slow, painful death.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 11:22:51 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.hermancain.com/index.asp)
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To: sussex

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Precious Memories
How Great Thou Are
Fairest Lord Jesus
Church in Wildwood


13 posted on 05/05/2011 11:25:37 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Onward Christian Soldiers
For the Beauty of the Earth
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

For Christmas-
Lo, How a Rose


14 posted on 05/05/2011 11:28:14 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: Grunthor

Yeah, I understand. There is a local Methodist church that is doing the same thing. They won’t change anything. They have had 3 different pastors in the past 5 years b/c those pastors tried to outreach and update things. I give the church about 10 more years unless it changes it’s focus.

Plus, all it’s members are older so when they go, who is going to run the church? Their youth pastor (who is excellent) just resigned b/c there is no youth in the youthgroup.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 11:30:48 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: sussex

‘Tis Well With My Soul

A Mighty Fortress

Battle Hymn of the Republic


16 posted on 05/05/2011 11:32:16 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: ohioWfan

Thought you may find this thread interesting and a welcome change of pace.


17 posted on 05/05/2011 11:36:47 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: houeto

Il Divo - probably one of the best renditions of “Amazing Grace” I’ve ever heard. Of course the obligatory Highland Pipers make it complete!

I collect music of the 19th Century as part of my Civil War Reenacting hobby. Most of it seems to be Gospel, Jubilee, and Hymns - many of which seem to have been completely forgotten for a century or more, and some of which are really pretty.

Back in the early 1800s the Protestant Church used “Chants” and “Sentences” as well as Hymns and Psalms. I have found some parts of the lyrics of some of these used on the old headstones in our New England cemeteries, suggesting that they were pretty popular back then.

“Calm on the bosom of thy Lord, sweet spirit; rest thee now...”

I can’t seem to find a Church around here that still sings the old Hymns. They just read lyrics of some pop P&W tunes off of an overhead projector screen, and do the same ones over and over.

I don’t go to Church much any more, and when I break out the old guitar to play them at home I sing solo.
No one else seems to want to bother with them nowadays.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 11:37:06 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: sussex
1. It Is Well With My Soul
2. Nothing But The Blood
3. Amazing Grace
4. God Of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
5. All The Power of Jesus' Name

19 posted on 05/05/2011 11:37:31 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: sussex
Great choice.....

A few of my own favorites...

All People That On Earth Do Dwell

Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Eternal Father, Strong To Save.

20 posted on 05/05/2011 11:46:12 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: sussex

An Unclouded Day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfsFQaQly_8


21 posted on 05/05/2011 11:47:21 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: sussex

Amazing Grace
In the Garden
How Great Thou Art
Rock of Ages


22 posted on 05/05/2011 11:53:22 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: sussex; Just A Nobody
The disappearance of hymnody in the contemporary church has resulted in a diminishment of theological truth, intellectual understanding of the faith.....not to mention the musical capability of children growing up in church. Dumbing down, as it were.

Hymns may be 'unpopular' now, but their spiritual strength and beauty will bring them back.

It's part of loving the Lord with all our hearts, our souls and our minds.

Among my many favorites -

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Holy, Holy, Holy
Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
Jesus, and Shall it Ever Be

And that's just for starters......haven't even mentioned any Gospel Songs, or Swedish hymns, which are RICH in thought and the Spirit.

23 posted on 05/05/2011 11:55:07 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

Just a closer walk with thee.


24 posted on 05/05/2011 12:01:38 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Evan Bayh gave Indiana a twofer.)
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To: sussex

I’m a worship leader at a cowboy church in Arizona. We always make sure we get some “yee-haw” in with our “amens”. I love singing the old hymns. You can do them with energy and feeling.

Here’s one of my favorites - “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”. I borrowed from Patsy Cline’s version of the song. We always include old hymns in our service, along with contemporary, country gospel, bluegrass gospel. The old hymns are precious and should not be lost.

http://www.youtube.com/stansblugrassgrl#p/u/3/9-2hOpoaioE


25 posted on 05/05/2011 12:06:22 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: ohioWfan
While I enjoy much of the contemporary and praise music, there are times only the oldies will do.

Christmas and Easter are two of those times. This Easter I went to a local mainstream denominational church, skipping my regular church, in hopes of hearing/singing the classic hymns of the resurection. Sigh...there was but one sung.

26 posted on 05/05/2011 12:18:24 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: justice14
One of my favorites is “I Need Thee Every Hour”

That's a great hymn and one of my favorites also. It still brings a smile to my face remembering my late brother (one of those cowboy Christians) who always called it "The Baker's Hymn".

27 posted on 05/05/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sussex

I was mildly interested on getting your take on your favorite hymns, but not enough to click out to some other website.

I’d have to say “It is Well With My Soul” and “The Old Rugged Cross” are probably my favorites. Of course “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden” are also right up there.


28 posted on 05/05/2011 12:31:54 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: onedoug

This is The Feast of Victory For our God, is one I like to sing loud in church, and I’ve always liked Lift High the Cross.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 12:45:18 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“Jesus Paid it All”


30 posted on 05/05/2011 12:58:21 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: sussex

“Be Still My Soul” to the tune Finlandia.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 2:16:04 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Grunthor
Overall I agree with Nazarene doctrine but the church we attend is run by the elderly, for the elderly and it is sad just watching the thing die a slow, painful death.

Our church is run by the young, for the young. There's no reverence and it's sad watching seeker-centered worship. I hope your church does it better.

32 posted on 05/05/2011 2:34:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: houeto

“Amazing Grace
Greatest. Song. Ever.”

Hard to argue with that.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 3:00:22 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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