Christians - Favourite hymns?

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So I'm just wondering what your favourite hymns are, and why you like them so much / what's powerful about them etc. I also thought it might be nice to discover some new hymns on my own part, as doubtless there will be quite a lot of variation in what we all sing. Traditional hymns, more modern hymns - any are good .

My absolute favorites at the moment are; "In Christ Alone", "The Power of the Cross (Oh to See The Dawn)", "King of Kings, Majesty" and "To God Be The Glory".
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The one I will probably have at my wedding is "Be thou my vision".

Just singing it clears my vision!
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Most things by Wesley
He Walked where I walked
315 in Hymns and Psalms.
Seek Ye First
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I'm by no means a Christian, but I like these:





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The one I will probably have at my wedding is "Be thou my vision".

Just singing it clears my vision!
Oh yes, that one is fantastic. I haven't heard it in the longest time!
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Salve Regina - Because Sister Act rocks.

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Ave maria - absolutely adore it.
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Oh yes, that one is fantastic. I haven't heard it in the longest time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9orhbOwbCK0

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9orhbOwbCK0

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call me a spiritual snob but this sounds performance-ised / commercialised / practiced to death, not from the heart.
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Shine Jesus Shine.
It always "gets me", you know? We sang this today actually, and I really enjoyed it!
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call me a spiritual snob but this sounds performance-ised / commercialised / practiced to death, not from the heart.
Ironically its taken from a that's what I call worship CD or whatever its called. I totally agree with you though.

Jars of Clay are an awesome band though who have done a lot for people in the impoverish world. http://christianmusic.about.com/od/m...s1000wells.htm

Personally I think the song is best done for worship when done acppella with an Irish drum
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There's just too many to choose!

Charles Wesley's And Can It Be encapsulates the amazing truth that Christians believe about Jesus better than any subsequent song that I know of.

The rich theology and moving refrain of Godfrey Thring's Crown Him With Many Crowns makes it my favourite nineteenth-century hymn.

Of more contemporary worship songs, Matt Redman's You Alone Can Rescue is an amazing reminder of why we praise God. And while I don't approve of Hillsong's theology, their song From the Inside Out is a real morale booster in the face of everyday failings.
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Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi. :love:
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The one I will probably have at my wedding is "Be thou my vision".

Just singing it clears my vision!
You're getting married, Nick? Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

I love that hymn too, incidentally.
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Hymns not so much, but almost anything by Delirious? I love, especially this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqo-NaqROD0

thebandwithnoname and YFriday aren't too shabby either. :yy:

And, as mentioned above, In Christ Alone, especially when I play it (*blows own trumpet slightly*).
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I'm not religious but I like Jerusalem, Praise him praise him praise him praise him and Thine Be the Glory the most.
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Personally I think the song is best done for worship when done acppella with an Irish drum
The bodhran adds massively to any music, but particularly sacred music.
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For reflective sacred music, 'Be Still for the Presence of the Lord' is particularly powerful.

As Duncan says though, there's just too many to mention.
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(Original post by AmyJ)
So I'm just wondering what your favourite hymns are, and why you like them so much / what's powerful about them etc. I also thought it might be nice to discover some new hymns on my own part, as doubtless there will be quite a lot of variation in what we all sing. Traditional hymns, more modern hymns - any are good .

My absolute favorites at the moment are; "In Christ Alone", "The Power of the Cross (Oh to See The Dawn)", "King of Kings, Majesty" and "To God Be The Glory".
Depends whether we mean hymns as in old ones, I guess. My favourite more hymn-y ones are O Come All Ye Faithful and Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah. Modern, there are so many! Still by Hillsong and Healing Rain by Michael W Smith are up there (but relatively old for contemporary Christian music, ahh! Healing Is In Your Hands and Our God are two of my favourite very recent ones )
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Ave Maria, Benedictus, Pie Jesu

I am not religious but I cannot resist devotional music. (However you define hymn :dontknow:)
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The bodhran adds massively to any music, but particularly sacred music.
Thats what I meant Though I didn't know how to spell it so didn't bother. Thank you
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