Monday, June 12, 2017

Continuing With Something Different

For those who profess to be Christian, here's an opportunity to stake your claim for your favorite hymns.  

Mine are listed below.  Criteria include the presence of rhythm and melody, along with words which scan, make sense and contain more than one syllable.  Having spent a few decades singing base line in a choir, I don't have much time for doleful dirges.

You might call it the Ditty Dozen

   
Twelve Best Hymns

Image result for scottish psalter 1929

  1. Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah
  2. Abide With Me
  3. Now Thank We Oh Our God
  4. Be Though My Vision
  5. All My Hope On God Is Founded
  6. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  7. To God Be The Glory
  8. Just As I Am
  9. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
  10. Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go
  11. Ride On Ride On In Majesty
  12. Eternal Father Strong To Save



Reserves
  1. Praise to The Lord
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. The Lord Is My Shepherd
  4. Thine Be The Glory
By the way, I have my late father's copy of the Scottish Psalter, bought by him shortly before WW2.





8 comments:

Paulus said...

Love em all - no distinction
Have copied your list.
Went to a very old boys Christian based school with Chapel start every morning
- 7 days a week during term and loved the quiet time there.
One of my happiest memories.

Psycho Milt said...

Not one myself, but "Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah" was my dad's favourite.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, Ride on Ride On was my Dad's favorite and Mother's was Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go.

I have a particular aversion to the trite, unmelodic rubbish popular in happy clappy outfits, with unscanned banal words, repeated ad nauseam.

Anonymous said...

4, 1, & 9 are my favourites.

Agree with AF, a lot of modern worship songs skidded off on a corner a while back.

Mick

pdm said...

Two that are well regarded in our house even though we are not regular church attenders:

The Old Rugged Cross
How Great Thou Art

Ross Nixon said...

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross - there are a couple of tunes to choose from. Michael W. Smith sings it, may be on youtube perhaps.

macdoctor said...

Yes, I concur. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross is possibly the finest worship hymn ever written.

Anonymous said...

And 'The Lord's Prayer' doesn't appear anywhere here because?

Michael in Nelson