I love hymns. The lyrics usually minister to my soul, the melodies are moving, and the repetition – verse chorus, verse chorus, verse, chorus or a slight variation of this theme are soothing. There’s a solemnity and dedication that underlies most hymns that makes me pause as they usually bring me to a place of introspection and reflection on life and what it means to serve a big God no matter what life throws at me. In this day and age, you might be made to feel that hymns are for old folks, but that’s not true. They are many who are young at heart and some who are young that have an affinity for hymns. My mother was a hymn singer and we had a copy of the “Believers Hymn Book” at home that we sung from during our quiet times just before we went to bed. It was from this Hymn Book and Sunday morning service that I embraced the lyrics which have stuck with me throughout my life; lyrics that were potent, powerful and prescriptive.
So in no particular order, these are the hymns I often find myself singing (and wished more people knew).