What Are Your Favorite Hymns?

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.

Click on the titles to watch and hear versions of the hymns.

“Be Thou My Vision”

“Morning Has Broken”

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