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TheProvincialLady Wed 10-Sep-08 14:13:24

For no particular reason I feel like sharing my favourite hymns with you all today...I'd be interested to know what yours are, ancient or modern?

In no particular order:

Jesu, Lover of My Soulhere I can't find a tune to share with you though.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence here
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwen version of the music) here
My Song Is Love Unknown (John Ireland 1918 version) here

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 10-Sep-08 14:16:28

Oh I love hymns - the one I really like I can never remember the title of - will go and think... is it Star of The Sea, or is that a line from it...I also like For Those in Peril on the Sea and at Christmas I love the Magnificat

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 10-Sep-08 14:20:30

Eternal Father Strong to Save - is the 2nd one

TheProvincialLady Wed 10-Sep-08 14:24:19

Oh yes I like Eternal Father too. I almost never recognise hymns by their titles though!

Hassled Wed 10-Sep-08 14:25:08

I'm a devout atheist but "Dear Lord and Father or Mankind" is just beautiful. I often long for that "still small voice of calm" .

marymoocow Wed 10-Sep-08 14:25:52

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, and Make Me a Channel of your Peace smile

marymoocow Wed 10-Sep-08 14:27:08

oooh how odd was that that we posted it at the same time. Its the "still small voice" that gets me too grin. Wish I had it more often

FAQ Wed 10-Sep-08 14:27:16

oh god I hate questions like this - I don't have any favourites - that's the problem with being an organist - you play so many lovely hymns it's impossible to choose grin

JuneBugJen Wed 10-Sep-08 14:28:03

hills of the north rejoice.

It sends chills up my spine!

FAQ Wed 10-Sep-08 14:29:26

mind you I do have an increasingly long list of hymns I don't want at my funeral (morbid I know blush) as they're so common

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 10-Sep-08 14:35:58

which don't you want FAQ - do tell !

squeaver Wed 10-Sep-08 14:36:01

Hassled - I like Dear Lord and Father too - especially that line.

I wanted to have it at our wedding but decided against it because the Minister - Church of Scotland, v old-fashioned, small village, you get the picture - had a rule about this hymn. He used to agree to marry couples who had been living together ("over the broom") but only on the condition that HE chose the hymns for their wedding. And he always chose that one because of the second line..."forgive our foolish ways".

frankbestfriend Wed 10-Sep-08 14:36:31

Here and here

Philistines' choices, probablyblush

squeaver Wed 10-Sep-08 14:36:44

I bet FAQ doens't want Abide with Me and The Lord's My Shepherd.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 10-Sep-08 14:37:13

dear lord and father of mankind it is lovely

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 10-Sep-08 14:39:30

now, does anyone know the hymn which starts Lord for Tomorrow ?

FAQ Wed 10-Sep-08 14:39:37

yep they're two of them - plenty more - haven't got my list to hand

Amazing Grave
Morning has broken
O Jesus I have promised
The King of Love
ermm can't remember the others.

Nothing wrong with any of those hymns on the list - I just don't want them at my funeral grin

FAQ Wed 10-Sep-08 14:41:23


is this it

Lord, for tomorrow and it's needs
I do not pray;
Keep me my God from stain and sin

Just for today.

Let me both diligently work
and duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed,
Just for today.

Let me be slow to do my will,
prompt to obey;
Help me to mortify my flesh,
Just for today.

Let me no wrong or idle word
unthinking say;
Set thou a seal upon my lips,
Just for today.

Let me in season, Lord, be grave,
in season gay;
Let me be faithful to thy grace,
Just for today.

marymoocow Wed 10-Sep-08 14:41:33

We had Dear Lord and Father at our wedding.

squeaver Wed 10-Sep-08 14:42:10

My mum, who is practically a professional funeral-goer, always says the "hymn book falls open at page with Abide with me on it".

She also does good reviews of the "cup of tea" afterwards. "They had vol au vents, who wants a vol au vent after a funeral?"

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 10-Sep-08 14:42:17

yes,that's it - found it here too

frankbestfriend Wed 10-Sep-08 14:43:14

Another commoners' choice probably but I love this one too

FAQ Wed 10-Sep-08 14:46:12

Actually one of my current favourties is

In Christ Alone - found the words personally very powerful a few months ago when I was at rock bottom/

bronze Wed 10-Sep-08 14:47:24

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwen version of the music) for me too
And Guide me O thou great Jehovah to Cwm Rhonda

Had them both at our wedding

I also love How great thou art
Loads of them. In some ways I prefer the proper old hymns to some of the cheesy stuff now.

thegirlwiththecurl Wed 10-Sep-08 14:48:49

ooh, so many-
Amazing grace - mainly due to the history behind it and the words penned by a man whose life changed so dramatically when he found god
Meekness and majesty - and really most of graham kendrick's hymns
And, yes, have just listened to dear lord and father or mankind and it is beautiful

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