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!
- "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"
- "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
- "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
- "My Savior's Love (I Stand Amazed)"
- "Blessed Assurance"
- "It Is Well With My Soul"
- "I'd Rather Have Jesus"
- "Come Thou Fount"
- "He Hideth My Soul"
- "There Is a Fountain"