What’s your favorite hymn?

And…what hymn do you never get to sing in a worship service anymore that you wish people would sing more often? You can give me a list…you don’t have to list just one.


  1. Tricia Hicks on June 3, 2008 at 7:38 am

    He’s everything to me.

  2. HisTreasuredPossession on June 3, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I love “holy, holy, holy” but I think it’s usually so hard to sing (very high?!)

    One I like that I don’t hear often is “he leadeth me” and “he giveth more grace”

  3. MiMi on June 3, 2008 at 7:55 am

    It Is Well.

  4. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Because He Lives by the Gaithers. Love it and never hear it. Karen

  5. Leslie on June 3, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Peace Like a River

  6. Nelson's Mama on June 3, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Ivory Palaces from the old Cokesbury Hymnal. The harmony on the chorus is beautiful!

    Couldn’t pick just one, sorry! My other favorite is Here I Am Lord, it’s also the favorite of our pastor of nine years and he’s leaving us (we are Methodist) in two weeks. It will be the closing hymn on his last day…

  7. Susan B. on June 3, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Be Thou My Vision

  8. Kim V on June 3, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Worthy of Worship and Precious Lord Take My Hand

  9. Susan B. on June 3, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Told you my fav hymn. Forgot to say what hymn we never seem to sing anymore. Hmmmm…How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

  10. Donna on June 3, 2008 at 8:18 am

    I know you’re looking for a short answer but it’s so hard. I have gained just a new appreciation for the old hymns of our faith over the last 5-8 years. Oh the text is so rich!

    Absolute fave of all time is probably “It Is Well.” Played it at my nana’s funeral last year.

    Current fave: Jesus Paid it All (with the new refrain at the end – it ROCKS!)

    We sing a good variety of hymns at church as our WL has worked hard to include them as we bring up these next generations. I also sing a lot of hymns at BSF – hymnal in hand and all. So, I hear a lot of hymns on a regular basis.

    I’d like to sing “Victory in Jesus” soon. Again, it reminds me of my nana and also makes me think of my dad.

  11. Tara on June 3, 2008 at 8:22 am

    In the Garden. And The Old Rugged Cross. Both make me think of my grandpa so I’m not sure I could play them or sing them without crying, even without that memory they get to me everytime. Beautiful. Thanks for asking!

  12. Brandy on June 3, 2008 at 8:33 am

    I think my favorite will always be “It is Well With My Soul.”

    But I have GREAT memories of singing “Pass it On” at a nursing home with some of my friends. I just think it’s a beautiful hymn that I have, sadly, never sang in church.

  13. Deidre on June 3, 2008 at 8:34 am

    It is Well
    In the Garden
    How Great Thou Art

    Love, love those.

  14. pinkmommy on June 3, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Come Thou Fount

  15. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 8:46 am

    come thou fount

  16. 3girlsmom on June 3, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Victory in Jesus.

    I know, old school, but awesome.

  17. Melissa on June 3, 2008 at 8:58 am

    “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”. Which is why your take on that hymn paired with “In Christ Alone” ROCKS THE HOUSE. Also, “I Love To Tell The Story”. Because I do.

  18. Life In Progress on June 3, 2008 at 9:01 am

    My favorites (and the ones we almost never sing at church) are Be Thou My Vision & Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.

    And here’s a question for you: What are your favorite solos with only piano accompaniment? I’m singing at church in a few weeks & cannot make up my mind!

  19. Amy Bennett on June 3, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Wow, really not trying to copy everyone but It Is Well is by far my favorite hymn.

  20. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 9:13 am

    It Is Well With My Soul
    Blessed Assurance

    Karen in CA

  21. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Okay, I have to follow up my post with a story about It Is Well With My Soul. , A few years back our Worship Leader was going through a phase where we would sit during the hyms (what was up with that?). Anyway, we started to sing It Is Well and I couldn’t stand it so I stood up. I was in the 2nd pew, and I was the only one standing during the entire hymn. We have a very large sanctuary. And I wasn’t embarrassed at all!

    Karen in CA

  22. Big Nanny on June 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Great is thy Faithfulness and Blessed Assurance.

  23. steph on June 3, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Cone Thou Fount. No richer words can be found!

  24. Laura on June 3, 2008 at 9:34 am

    A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
    It Is Well With My Soul
    Crown Him With Many Crowns

    Love the rich Truth in these!

  25. Susanne on June 3, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Because He Lives
    Oh How I Love Jesus
    Blessed Assurance
    Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
    In the Garden

  26. fuzzytop on June 3, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Happily we still sing a lot of the old favorites at my church, and our choir director/worship leader does a great job of selecting hymns that fit the sermon text and message :o)

    My favorites, in no particular order are:
    * Great is Thy Faithfulness
    * How Great Thou Art (this is my 9-year old son’s favorite, and what a blessing it is to hear him sing it)
    * Be Thou my Vision
    * Holy Holy Holy
    * Old Rugged Cross
    and of course,
    * Amazing Grace

  27. Kelli on June 3, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Come Thou Fount

  28. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Wow, I grew up with and love the old hymns. My favorite is probably The Old Rugged Cross. One I remember we ALWAYS sang at my church growing up but never sing in the church I’m in now is Just a Little Talk with Jesus.

    Sheila, TN

  29. Anna on June 3, 2008 at 10:27 am

    My favorite is How Great Thou Art. My goodness, what lyrics.

    Songs I wish I heard more? The biggest is actually just one verse. Our church sings Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing pretty frequently, but our hymnal doesn’t have the verse about the Ebenezer stone. And since being a Living Proof Live in Bossier City last year, that verse is SO meaningful to me! I miss singing it!

  30. JulieMom101 on June 3, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus…
    Maybe because I need CONSTANT reminding to keep my focus where it should be. 🙂
    And if you think Levi can come out with some stuff now, just wait a few years. Our 11 y.o. … well, we’ll just say he keeps life interesting. 🙂

  31. Suzanne on June 3, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Well, now you’ve gone and done it. As one of the lucky few who grew up in church, I have precious memories of singing so many hymns that I miss now. I’ll keep my extensive list to 10 (but I could easily list 20 or more!):

    His Eye is on the Sparrow
    He Hideth my Soul
    Love Lifted Me
    I am Resolved
    Higher Ground
    In the Sweet By and By
    Lilly of the Valley
    My Jesus, I Love Thee
    Rock of Ages
    The Lord Bless You and Keep You (we used to sing this as we dismissed every Sunday, making eye contact with everyone around us as we sang –so sweet)

    I’ll be singing these all day!

  32. Dori on June 3, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Hey friend…Haven’t seen you in, as my mother would say (and as I don’t fully understand), a coon’s age… (do you have any clue what it means — seeing you come from the mountains and all???)

    The Love of God

    Jesus Paid it All
    He Leadeth Me
    God Leads His Dear Children Along
    My Jesus, I Love Thee
    At the Cross
    Just As I Am
    I Surrender All

    Wow — there are about 100 more…


    If I don’t see you in town, I’ll see you in Atlanta. We’re on vacation that week in Atlanta and I’ll be at Deeper Still while Butch and the kids play!


  33. ocean mommy on June 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Here are a few:

    Come Thou Fount

    O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing especially verses 3 and 4

    Higher Ground (I’ve always wanted to do something “new” with this one)

    My Jesus I Love Thee

    I’m not sure of the correct name..but I think it’s I Will Sing of My Redeemer

    Okay..I’ll stop there!


  34. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    We rarely get to sing hymns anymore, and if we do, it is just one verse. It is so sad to me because these hymn writers express so beautifully what we as believers all know, and have experienced as well. My absolute favorites are:

    My Jesus I Love Thee
    Come Thou Fount
    Oh Thou in Whose Presence
    The Solid Rock
    All Hail the Power
    All Creatures of Our God and King
    Blessed Assurance
    I Will Sing of My Redeemer
    Just As I Am
    He Lives
    It Is Well
    Thou Lovely Source of True Delight

    Leslie from Louisiana

  35. Christi on June 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    My favorite has got to be the hymn I would sing every night to my little boy to help him sleep, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus (There’s Just Something About that Name).

    Some other favorites are:
    When We See Christ
    His Eye is on the Sparrow
    Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
    Great is Thy Faithfulness
    Amazing Grace
    How Great Thou Art

    Okay – I could go on and on….

    The Hymn that I loved singing in church but we never do anymore (probably because it was always a little difficult to sing – no one really knew what part was what) is “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”! It was just so much fun!!

  36. Liz on June 3, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    My Jesus, I Love Thee. When I was a kid, in the 70’s, my parents listened to records by a group called, 2nd Chapter of Acts. A couple of their records were just hymns. Oh, they were so good. Have any of you heard of this group?

  37. Melinda on June 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Be Thou My Vision
    On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
    How Great Thou Art

    While I love the hymnal version of How Great Thou Art, there is an arrangement that a friend of mine wrote for another friend’s album, back in ’96, that is my all-time favorite. In fact, I just uploaded it to a widget on my blog and posted about it, as I would so love for you to hear it.

    Enjoy…He IS great, isn’t He??

  38. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    We rarely sing hymns in my Southern California church; there is a separate, traditional worship venue for those who want to sing hymns every week, and I go to the contemporary worship venue (much bigger). We occasionally sing the updated Chris Tomlin version of “Amazing Grace” and “Come Thou Fount,” which is played a lot on the radio these days. “Be Thou My Vision” is my favorite; I’d like to sing it in our service.


  39. Momma 2 5 on June 3, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    My Fav is Heavenly Sunlight (such fun to sing)

    The one I could never hear again is In the Garden (I know against a lot of people here) The words are good yes, but it just drags on and on.

  40. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I love contemporary music – my iPod is full of it. But as I was looking through the hymnal index – I could have listed 100! But, I won’t. Here’s my ‘short’ list:

    Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
    A Mighty Fortress
    All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
    I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
    Were You There?
    Nothing But the Blood
    Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

    Thanks for asking.

  41. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Before the Throne
    He Leadeth Me
    Take My Life and Let it Be
    Victory in Jesus
    I love so many hymns. I also love the contemporary worship songs…I wish we would sing an even mix of the two. Thanks for asking!
    Jenny from VA

  42. alison on June 3, 2008 at 1:28 pm



  43. Connie on June 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Favorite-How Great Thou Art
    One I Miss-It is Well and HGTA (although we sing it very occasionally)

  44. MeBelieving on June 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Amazing Grace, Come thou fount, and Jesus loves the little children of the world( I can never get enough)

  45. Heather on June 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my goodness….where do I start? I have only recently (over the past 2 years)really began to appreciate old Hymns. Now I love (almost) all of them:)

    It Is Well is probably my absolute favorite. BUT…I also LOVE:

    Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing
    Before the Throne of God Above (especially Shane and Shane’s version)
    Crown Him With Many Crowns
    Be Thou My Vision

    OK…clearly there are too many to list for me 🙂

  46. Patty on June 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Holy Ground(we just sang this at our groundbreaking service)

    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

    I would love it if we could sing Holy Ground at a conference. :o)

  47. fAiThFuL cHiCk on June 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    We Exalt Thee

    Victory in Jesus

  48. Christy Semsen on June 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus
    My Jesus I love Thee
    Fairest Lord Jesus

  49. Cindy on June 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I love the older hymns. I can still hear my Mamaw sing I’ll Fly Away and Where We’ll Never Grow Old in her kitchen just like it was yesterday but it was many, many years ago. Some more favorites are The Old Rugged Cross, When We All Get To Heaven, Blessed Assurance, and my husband’s favorite is I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You. I have a CD by Alan Jackson with a lot of these hymns on it that is just awesome! I also have one by Johnny Cash that will just bring you to your knees. There are too many for me to list to I’ll stop there.

    Cindy in Weaverville

  50. Alana on June 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Be Thou My Vision, by a longshot.

  51. Jen on June 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Holy Holy Holy
    It is Well With My Soul
    Be Thou My Vision
    Take my Life (and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee)
    A Mighty Fortress is Our God

  52. Big Mama on June 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Great is thy Faithfulness

    I’ll Fly Away

    Because He Lives

    Just to name a few.

  53. Glo on June 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    And Can It Be, Hymn #147 in the Baptist Hymnal

  54. Rachel on June 3, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Mine: “It Is Well With My Soul”

    Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

    GLORY! I meditated these words throughout our adoptions so much that I would wake up in my sleep repeating them!

    My hubby’s: “Just As I Am”

  55. ShineBright on June 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    My grandma, mom & aunt were all church organist…i didn’t inherit the same ability but i miss hearing the old hymns on a majestic pipe organ. Blessed Assurance, Crown Him With Many Crowns, Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, This Is My Father’s World, Beautiful Savior, Holy, Holy, Holy… wow, your asking brought back wonderful memories. 😀

  56. Nancy Mon on June 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    When Morning Gilds the Skies

  57. MamaBear on June 3, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Come Thou Fount
    It Is Well

    and my all-time, hands-down favorite …

    We sang this at my mother’s memorial service because she loved it so much. It just makes me want to do a little Baptist dance!

  58. Ellen on June 3, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Victory in Jesus!!

  59. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Great is Thy Faithfulness
    This is My Father’s World
    It is Well With My Soul
    The Doxology

  60. Anonymous on June 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    “Because He Lives” and “Victory in Jesus”

  61. Cheryl on June 3, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    You know us baptists, grew up singing the 1st and 4th verses and while the 4th verse to my favorite hymn is so powerful, nothing (imo) compares with verse 3.

    My sin, Oh the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more! Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord Oh my soul!

    Thinking of doing a hymns album or something?!

  62. E-Dub on June 3, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    “Love Lifted Me” is my jam!

  63. twinkle on June 3, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I love the old hymns. I just finished reading about our hymns by Joni Eareckson Tada, O Worship The King. Wow! What a blessing.
    Here’s my list…

    Great Is Thy Faithfulness
    Holy, Holy, Holy
    I Must Tell Jesus
    Silent Night
    Sweet Hour Of Prayer
    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
    We Shall Behold Him
    This Is My Father’s World
    The Solid Rock
    The Old Rugged Cross
    Count Your Blessings

    That’s hard narrowing down so many precious hymns. Forgive me for the long list.

    O Little Town of Bethlehem is probably my FAVORITE, especially the verse that says

    “How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is giv’n.”

    Makes me cry.

    What’s your favorite hymn, Travis?

  64. Jami on June 3, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    my favorite- I’d Rather Have Jesus…I love and often cling to those precious words!

    Then I also LOVE Come Thou Fount, He Leadeth Me, O How I Love Jesus, O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus, I need thee every hour, Be Still my Soul, and Tis So Sweet to trust in Jesus… 🙂

  65. prayingmommy on June 3, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Travis, Travis, Travis … I was raised Roman Catholic. 12 years of Catholic school and so many songs that I loved to sing! LOVED! They’re a part of me somehow. Since becoming a born again believer, I’m convinced that no one knows these songs except Catholics! Each time an old hymn is sung in my church, I have NEVER heard it in my life!!! So anyway, here goes:

    1) On Eagle’s Wings
    2) Sing to the Mountains, Sing to the Sea, Raise your voices lift your hearts! This is the Day the Lord hath made, let all the earth REJOICE!
    3) (Prayer of St. Francis of Assist). Lord, Make Me a Means of your Peace.

    Those are my top three and you’ve probably never heard them in your life! 🙂

    Rachael in Ohio

  66. valerie on June 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    My favorite(s) are “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” & “How Great Thou Art.”
    We mostly sing from hymnals at our church.

  67. Holly on June 3, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I just listed a long list and lost it…boo!

    Send the Light
    Here I am Lord (newer by Dan Schutte. Here’s a version that will give you an idea–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GINNh15cT08&feature=related )
    As the Deer
    Soldiers of Christ Arise
    Before the Throne of God Above (I love Selah’s arrangement)
    Stand up, stand up for Jesus
    Onward Christian Soldiers
    Savior like a Shepherd Lead us
    Beneath the Cross of Jesus
    Beulah Land (you could make a wonderful new arragement to this–the story of the writer and this song is a good one)
    Be Still my Soul (Oh my, this would be a good one for you)
    At the Name of Jesus (Caroline Noel–there is a newer arrangement and song that we sang in choir, too)
    Are ye Able?

    I had a ton more…but am sleepy now.

    Blessings on you and your family!

  68. Holly on June 3, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Ooo, better youtube for “Here I am, Lord” (I’m pretty sure this is a song for you to sing, Travis.)

    I really should be in bed now. But music! I could listen to it and stay up all night!

  69. Heidi on June 3, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Abide With Me

  70. Anonymous on June 4, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Lord, We Come Before Thee Now and Break Thou The Bread of Life. Those are great hymns that are hardly sung anymore

  71. Nancy on June 4, 2008 at 7:13 am

    I love All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, the DIADEM one.

    I’m not sure it’s classified as a hymn, but I like His Eye is on the Sparrow because the lyrics are ‘I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free’. Yay!

  72. Anonymous on June 4, 2008 at 7:17 am

    hey travis – I am a first-timer on your blog, and I love the story of your son!! My son is 5, and when asked if his mom (that would be me) looks good when she goes to work, he, very matter-of-factly, responds, “NOT VERY OFTEN” What a blow!!

    Anyway, I love the old hymns and I sing them often to my kids, and now they love them too. Some of my favorites are:
    I’ll Fly Away
    It is Well
    He Set Me Free
    Victory in Jesus
    Oh How I Love Jesus
    Come Thou Fount
    How Great Thou Art
    Blessed Assurance
    Just a Little Talk with Jesus

    Thanks for you post, it brings back such great memories

    rebecca in e.tx

  73. Anonymous on June 4, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Oh how fun. I read every post and many memories came back. I grew up in the church of Christ singing acapella and I MISS the 4 party harmony and the bass lead on those fun Stamps Baxter songs.

    AMEN and AMEN to every song list. Here are some more that I did not see.

    “Shall We Gather at the River”
    “I Need Thee Every Hour”
    “Walking in Sonlight”LOVE THIS
    “Sing and Be Happy”
    “The Lord Bless You and Keep You – with the 7 fold AMEN – awesome acapella song”
    “There is a God, He is Alive – 728B”
    “I Love to Tell the Story”
    “Where the Roses Never Fade”
    “A Wonderful Savior”
    “Christ We Do All Adore Thee”
    “Fairest Lord Jesus”
    “I am Resolved – Great BASS”
    “The Old Rugged Cross”
    “Send the Light – LOVED singing this with my grandfather

    But my favorite is: “In the Garden” I love the alto lead in this one.

    I love playing piano and my praise team and worshiping with instruments but I miss hearing people sing parts. I want to teach my kids to sing parts and harmonies.

    Travis, your music is a great blend of old and new. In Christ Alone is one of my favorite songs.

    May the Lord give you revelation and a new song with an old song in your heart 🙂

  74. Cherie on June 4, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I’m new to your blog, and I’m not really sure how I got here.
    Anyway…I love
    “In Christ Alone” and “The Power of the Cross” both by Keith and Kristyn Getty. Also “I Am His and He is Mine”.


  75. About Jaime on June 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

    The Old Rugged Cross

    Come Thou Fount (we sing it ocassionally but I wish it were more often)

  76. Grammy and Olivia on June 4, 2008 at 11:01 am

    My favorite: I’d Rather Have Jesus (George Beverly Shea) and most of the rest people have listed 🙂 I love contemporary worship, but I miss hymns.

  77. su on June 4, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand.

    When you and your worship team lead that hymn, my heart feels like it is going to burst.

  78. Jon Tyner on June 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
    Jesus Paid it All
    My Jesus, I Love Thee
    Fairest Lord Jesus
    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

  79. i just wanna be a sheep on June 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    As the Deer: All time fav.
    and one I love and never sing at Church is: Days of Elijah

  80. Heidi on June 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    What a great question.

    Nearer My God, to Thee
    His Name is Wonderful
    What a Friend
    In the Garden
    There’s Something About That Name
    Were You There

    Those are a few of my favorites…I would take up too much room listing them all.

    Since my husband and I worship lead together at our church, I have gotten to hear or play a lot of these in recent months. I am glad that we are keeping the hymns alive. They are the trunk of our Christian musical tree, and the praise songs are like the branches.

    It’s sort of like the Old Testament and New Testament — in order to fully understand the Jesus Christ of the NT, you have to see the fulfillment He was of the OT Law and prophecies. I feel like we can’t fully appreciate the spectrum of “today’s” worship music without continually bringing forward the rich hymns of our forefathers.

    sorry for the long answer, but I’m passionate about this! 🙂


  81. Anonymous on June 5, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Y’all need to come to our church because I think we’re the only one’s that are still singing these hymns!! And when we get to the contemporary, I breathe a sigh of relief for the familiar! I do love My Hope is Built on Nothing Less and It is Well With My Soul.
    Blessings, Amy in OK

  82. Honea Household on June 5, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Just As I Am. My Pawpaw was a Baptist preacher for 48 years and it seemed like everytime I visited them, we sang this song as the invitation. But it still made me tear up every time.

  83. Anonymous on June 5, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
    Doesn’t that just say it all?

  84. Kelly S. on June 5, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    What a fun post!!!

    BURNING BUSH (favorite)
    Heaven’s Jubilee
    Shall We Gather at the River
    I want to stroll over Heaven
    Come Thou Fount
    How Firm a Foundation
    Because He Lives

  85. tulip on June 5, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Here are some of my favorites….hmmmm…pretty similar to many already posted!

    Be Thou My Vision
    I’ll Fly Away
    Just a Little Talk With Jesus
    It Is Well
    Great Is Thy Faithfulness
    Holy, Holy, Holy
    How Great Thou Art
    Come Thou Fount

    And so many more! Surprisingly, some of my favorites today, I’ve only learned in the last few years (didn’t grow up Baptist!)…including hymns I’ve only known the title to but have never heard!!! (i.e. Old Rugged Cross, I’ll Fly Away, Be Thou My Vision)

    One of the posters made a very good observation…many people don’t sing parts anymore. While I love many of the contemporary songs out there, they are sometimes hard to sing for most people especially when the artist is going off doing their own thing with the music or the music is too high. While that’s great to listen to, it does absolutely nothing to help the churchgoer learn parts (or even the actual song in many cases!). I can’t begin to tell you how blessed I am to be able to sit in front of some lovely older ladies in our church. Every time we sing the hymns, their beautiful alto voices sing the harmony in my ear and my worship of the Lord is blessed ten-fold!!

    Also, whatever happened to singing acapella?!?! It is just so beautiful and really feels like true worship!!

    So sorry to go off on a tangent!
    This was so fun reading through the comments and singing along to so many wonderful hymns and also wanting to find the music to the ones I don’t know!

    Thanks, Travis!
    Singing in Christ,
    tulip in Idaho

  86. Bev Brandon on June 5, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Didn’t grow up with hymns and I have never been in a church that sang hymns, only on a rare occasion. But, I am older, and I love hymns too! Have bought several off I-tunes—It Is Well. I hope I get to hear you sing a hymn sometime.

  87. Cindy on June 7, 2008 at 6:38 am

    O Love that Wilt not Let Me Go
    What Wondrous Love is This
    I Must Tell Jesus
    I Need Thee Every Hour
    In Christ Alone

  88. Anonymous on June 8, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Solid Rock, I heard the melody on TV JFK funeral navy hymn I know I am old but then heard it in church and the words at 11years old I ran out of church and started crying it was my salvation song and I had it played at our wedding My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteous… I love it!!!!

  89. Anonymous on June 9, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Day by Day
    Great is Thy Faithfulness
    I’d Rather Have Jesus

  90. Robin on June 9, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
    In the Cross
    His eye is on the sparrow
    Lily of the Valley
    Rock of Ages
    Hide Thou me
    He giveth more grace
    He leadeth me
    Victory in Jesus
    Blessed Assurance
    Take the world but give me Jesus
    Mansion over the hilltop

    Those and most on everyone elses’ lists. Really too many list but, oh I do miss singing the hymns – wouldn’t trade the contemporary music – need to sing a new song but sure wish we’d blend it more. I work hard at helping our WL add hymns. It’s worth it. Thanks for asking!

  91. Leigh on June 10, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I don’t think I saw my favorite hymn on the list. It’s “Like A River Glorious”, particularly the last verse: “Every joy or trial falleth from above, traced upon our dial by the Son of Love; We can trust Him fully all for us to do; they who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true. Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blessed-finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest.

    Another favorite that I have not heard played or sung in ages is “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven”. The text is based on Psalm 103, which is a favorite scripture, too.

    Leigh-your Gator friend from the pit ensemble at CFBC

  92. Anonymous on June 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    A Mighty Fortress is Our God
    Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
    ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
    Lamb of God
    Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    Thou Art Worthy
    Praise to the Lord the Almighty (but you’ve already done that!)
    This is My Father’s World
    Give Me Jesus (more of a Spiritual, but…)
    The Church’s One Foundation
    I Need Thee Every Hour
    In Remembrance (the not-so-old Buryl Red)
    O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
    How Great Thou Art (esp. a la Shiela Walsh – It’s on an older CD called “Hymns & Voices” with some tasteful arrangements, but “canned” studio singers.)
    Come, All Christians, be Committed
    What Wondrous Love is This?
    My Jesus, I Love Thee (esp. 2nd verse – WOW!)
    I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
    Just As I Am
    His Eye is on the Sparrow
    Be Thou My Vision
    All Creatures of Our God and King
    The Power of the Cross (Getty)
    All the Way My Savior Leads Me
    All That Thrills My Soul Is Jesus
    My Savior’s Love (I Stand Amazed…)

    (And, of course…) Jesus Loves Me

    Too many wonderful hymns. Could go on & on & on…

    Then again, I like other stuff too… But that’s another post.

    David in NC

  93. Chris, Vania, and Sophie Grace on June 12, 2008 at 7:48 am

    How about “Great Speckled Bird?”

    Just kidding. (Although that was in our hymnal growing up, but we never sang it.)

    I grew up in the Church of God, where we liked to sing about Heaven. A lot. “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” is still a favorite. “Victory in Jesus,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “When We All Get to Heaven”– they’re all favorites.

    I also think “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” is the most fun hymn to sing.

  94. natalie on June 13, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I got on the hymn train late! But my favorites are:
    Because He Lives
    On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand
    The one with the chorus “and he walks with me/ and he talks with me/ and he tells me I am his own” (I stink at remembering titles)
    I Saw the Light
    How Great Thou Art
    Jesus Paid it All
    It is Well With My Soul … and
    Come Ye Sinners.

    I’m so glad you posted the words to that one! Several years ago, my mom was taking one of our neighbors home after church – a sweet elderly lady (pushing 90 at the time). We had one of the L-Proof Live CD’s in with that song on. As soon as the song came on, our neighbor grabbed her chest (and of course mom panicked for a sec) and then she reached to turn up the radio. She said, “my dad sang this song when we walked from the barn to the house every night. He held a lantern in one hand and sang this song all the way to the house”. Not even kidding, as soon as mom pulled in front of the lady’s house our neighbor hopped out of the car and started spinning in circles singing “Come Ye Sinners” along with the recording. She passed away a few years ago so that memory has become super sweet for my family. When I hear it, I think of her dancing and singing at NINETY something so gorgeous and confident in the God she loved. If I live to be that old, I want to be exactly the same way. Thank you for recording that one.

  95. Chris in GA on June 14, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    My most favorite verse…”Every need His hand supplying, every good in Him I see. On His strength divine relying, He is All in All to me!”

  96. Anonymous on June 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I must tell Jesus!!!
    Angela Cruzzzzzzzzzuojy

  97. Anonymous on June 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    “The Lord Will Provide”
    “Come, Come Ye Saints”
    “O, Thou In Whose Presence My Soul Takes Delight”
    These are REAL old but terrifically wonderful.
    Dorothy Klass

  98. Kellye Hooks on June 21, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I am a missionary in Moscow, Russia, and we get to sing the old hymns in church every Sunday. On Easter (Russian, not American), a group of older women sang “Crown Him with many Crowns,” and they absolutely brought me to my knees. These women, who lived as believers through the hard times of communism and state-mandated oppression, never take for granted the privilege of singing the hymns. When they didn’t have Bibles, they had their songs of faith to pass down. Pretty cool stuff!

  99. screamofcontinuousness on November 26, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    And Can It Be (that I should gain, and interest in my Saviour’s blood)

  100. Dimitris Mageiras on April 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Let Your Fire Fall by Paul Wilbur
    Binding The Strong Man by Maranatha! Singers
    Fresh Fire by Don Moen
    I Believe There Is More by Don Moen
    For This Cause by Hillsong Australia
    You Are My World by Hillsong Australia
    Spirit Touch Your Church by Kent Henry
    Send the Fire by Lindell Cooley
    The River Is Here by Bob Fitts
    I Repent by Steve Green
    Take Me In by Dave Browning
    Jesus lover Of My Soul by Charles Wesley
    Be Glorified by Jared Anderson
    More And More by Michael Neale
    Ancient Of Days by Ron Kenoly

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