Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hymn Sing

Last night was the Gospel Music Hymn Sing in Morristown, Tenn. The event has been sold out for a while now. Several of the artists posted pictures on social media last night. From all the comments and photos, it was an incredible event. And it definitely made me wish that Morristown, Tenn. wasn't so far from Central Arkansas. However, they did film it, and it will be available on DVD later on.

I was raised in a church where all we sang were hymns. I honestly didn't know much else until my teens years when I got limited exposure to praise and worship through youth events. I'm not anti praise and worship by any means, but the hymns are dear to me. I have precious memories growing up as a child singing them with my family in church. We had fifth Sunday singing at my church back home. It would be an afternoon full of people calling numbers from the Heavenly Highways hymnal. I could not get enough of those afternoons. But as I grow older, I realize more and more the hymns are timeless not for the time and places they bring me back to but for their lyrics.

So in honor of the hymn sing last night, here's a list of my favorite hymns (in no particular order). Would love to know what yours would be!

  1. "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"
  2. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
  3. "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
  4. "My Savior's Love (I Stand Amazed)"
  5. "Blessed Assurance"
  6. "It Is Well With My Soul"
  7. "I'd Rather Have Jesus"
  8. "Come Thou Fount"
  9. "He Hideth My Soul"
  10. "There Is a Fountain"

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, that's a toughie! Of course, there's the "old standbys" like How Great Thou Art, Victory in Jesus, Amazing Grace. After that, I would say Saved, Saved; Just As I Am (my favorite); How Firm A Foundation; Nothing but the Blood; A New Name in Glory; Leaning on the Everlasting Arms; Jesus Hold My Hand; I'll Have a New Life... how long do you want me to go on for? ;) But those are some of my very favorites!


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