Appreciation of Protestant Hymns


#1

I thought I’d take this as an opportunity to invite Catholics to mention protestant hymns they personally like and admire but aren’t sung within the Church.

And I suppose I’ll go first by saying that I really love the Anglican hymn Onward Christian Soldiers, it’s very moving and it’s a pleasure listening to.


#2

As The Deer


#3

“Just As I Am Without One Plea”


#4

#5

Sing of the Lord’s Goodness

I believe it is Anglican


#6

Great is Thy Faithfulness - I haven’t found any Catholics who know or have heard of this song. When I google it, it says its a Catholic Hymn, but we always sang it in my Baptist churches.

Now I’m confused. I cannot find this song attributed as a Catholic Hymn. Looks to be written by a protestant, but I know I saw it in some Catholic Hymnal. I’ll keep searching. I’ve been singing it since 1960 in Junior Church.


#7

Hillsong! :smiley: Evangelical/Protestant contemporary music is really great.


#8

“What a friend we have in Jesus”, “Up from the Grave he Arose”, “Fountain Free”, “Where the Soul never dies”, “It is well with my soul”…I’m a convert from the Church of Christ and the hymns are one of the few things I miss.


#9

As a bluegrass fan most Protestant hymns are 100x better than most stuff I play at mass


#10

Amazing Grace is my all time favourite hymn notwithstanding it’s reformed theological emphasis.

I also love And Can It Be by Charles Wesley. Other favourites are:

Be Thou My Vision
Thine Be The Glory
Great Is Thou Faithfulness
Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
Abide With Me


#11

Chant? As in Gregorian?


#12

I’ve heard that one at Mass several times.

Personally, I could make a long list… I used to be a pianist at a local Baptist church.


#13

Too monophonic and not what I play at mass

I suppose it’s good at a Latin mass or at a monastery. It’s just not the music I prefer. I’d rather listen to good ol American folk music.

Polyphonic motets by palestrina on the other hand, woah baby!


#14

Here’s a Catholic who knows and has sung this --because my BFF was raised as UCC. And it is a beautiful song.


#15

Another favorite Protestant hymn, “In the garden”.

And my now-departed Episcopalian brother-in-law’s favorite, “I sing a song of the saints of God”.


#16

I’ve posted videos before from Fountainview Academy. This is one area, where I find it better to note the common ground we have with Protestants. They sing some of our songs, we sing some of their’s, no problem.


#17

_Amazing Grace, _ first and foremost. And I love some of the old bluegrass gospel classics like Alison Krause does. Not that you can go wrong with Johnny Cash, either.


#18

How Great Thou Art, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms


#19

I have heard a lot of Protestant hymns like Amazing Grace, A Mighty Fortress, Jesus Loves Me etc played at Catholic Mass at least once or twice.

How Great Thou Art is a good one that I don’t think I’ve heard at a Catholic Mass yet.

I don’t suppose “Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goalposts of Life” counts as a Protestant hymn?


#20

I feel this so much. Miss the music loads


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