What are your favorite hymns? And what makes them your favorites?
For me, it’s a combination of a tune I fall in love with and words that touch me. Although it’s hard to choose, “Be Thou My Vision” and “Morning Has Broken” are my favorites. Tunes for both hymns have their origins in Gaelic music, a favorite of mine. The poetry is so vivid for me–“Heart of my own heart” from “Be Thou My Vision”, “Born of the one light Eden saw play” from “Morning Has Broken”–that it’s impossible for me not to sing along and sense my heart soar.
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Love so many of the beautiful hymns, including “Be Thou Vision”. I think my favorite is “Come Thou Fount”.
I’d forgotten “Come Thou Fount”. There’s a wonderful version of that on the Celtic album, Stark Raven.
Oooh, love those hymns! When I played saxophone in my college band at a Christian school, we played Be Thou My Vision at many school functions, and every time, I’d get goosebumps when the instruments all blended and swelled together 🙂 I also love How Great Thou Art because I remember my Grandpa singing it next to me 🙂
There are so many wonderful, uplifting hymns of the faith. We need to share them with the world, remembering that the Gospel message of salvation in Christ goes out in both word and music. Soli Deo Gloria.