Favourite Hymns


#1

What is your favourite hymn, Protestant or Catholic? Mine is Just As I Am.

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/u/justasam.htm


#2

That would certainly be one of them :slight_smile: - What a Friend we have in Jesus would be another; & another is Make me a captive, Lord. There are too many to choose from :slight_smile:


#3

You know… When I was in youth choir at my church we travelled all over and I will never forget when we were welcomed to walk into a cathedral (we were a protestant group mind you) and a capella we sang ‘As the Deer’… the acoustics were wonderful and it was just so peaceful! :slight_smile: There was no service going on at the time but the people around seemed to appreciate it. One of my best memories of that time!

V.1 As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee
**
Chorus** You alone are my strength, my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee

V.2 You’re my friend and You are my brother
Even though You are a king
I love You more than any other
So much more than anything

V.3 I want You more than gold or silver
Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye


#4

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name.

Chorus
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

Chorus
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

Chorus
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Chorus
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand


#5

Hebrews 9:12

“By His own blood He entered in once into the holy place,
having obtained eternal redemption for us.”


Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
Now ransomed from sin and a new work begun,
Sing praise to the Father and praise to the Son,
Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Refrain
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
I am saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
The angels rejoicing because it is done;
A child of the Father, joint heir with the Son,
Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Refrain
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
I am saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
The Father He spake, and His will it was done;
Great price of my pardon, His own precious Son;
Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Refrain
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
I am saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
All hail to the Father, all hail to the Son,
All hail to the Spirit, the great Three in One!
Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Refrain
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
I am saved by the blood of the Crucified One!


#6

Pange Lingua (Eucharistic Hymn of St. Thomas Aquinas)

Pange lingua gloriosi
Corporis mysterium,
Sanguinisque pretiosi,
quem in mundi pretium
fructus ventris generosi
Rex effudit Gentium.

(Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory,
of His flesh the mystery sing;
of the Blood, all price exceeding,
shed by our immortal King,
destined, for the world’s redemption,
from a noble womb to spring.)

Nobis datus, nobis natus
ex inacta Virgine,
et in mundo conversatus,
sparso verbi semine,
sui moras incolatus
miro clausit ordine.

(Of a pure and spotless Virgin
born for us on earth below,
He, as Man, with man conversing,
stayed, the seeds of truth to sow;
then He closed in solemn order
wondrously His life of woe.)

In suprema nocte coenae
recumbus cum fratribus
observata lege plene
cibis in legalibus,
cibum turbae duodenae
se dat suis manibus.

(On the night of that Last Supper,
seated with His chosen band,
He the Pascal victim eating,
first fulfills the Law’s command;
then as Food to His Apostles
gives Himself with His own hand.)

Verbum caro, panem verum
verbo carnem efficit:
fitque sanguis Christi merum,
et si sensus deficit,
ad firmandum cor sincerum
sola fides sufficit.

(Word-made-Flesh, the bread of nature
by His word to Flesh He turns;
wine into His Blood He changes;-
what though sense no change discerns?
Only be the heart in earnest,
faith her lesson quickly learns.)

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
veneremur cernui:
et antiquum documentum
novo cedat ritui:
praestet fides supplementum
sensuum defectui.

(Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail;
Lo! o’er ancient forms departing,
newer rites of grace prevail;
faith for all defects supplying,
where the feeble sense fail.)

Genitori, Genitoque
laus et jubilatio,
salus, honor, virtus quoque
sit et benedictio:
procedenti ab utroque
compar sit laudation.

(To the everlasting Father,
and the Son who reigns on high,
with the Holy Ghost proceeding
forth from Each eternally,
be salvation, honor, blessing,
might and endless majesty.)


#7

My favorites are probably “How Great Thou Art” (Can’t get the words b/c of copyright?) and “In the Garden”

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

Refrain
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

Refrain

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

Refrain

In the Methodist Church I belonged to before becoming Catholic, I had to sing a “special” every Sunday and I would sing these a lot. I would also sing “Bring My Children Home”, in fact its my Grandmother’s favorite song and she has actually requested I sing it at her funeral. Don’t know if I’ll be able to make it through but I may try.

[LEFT]Verse I[/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT]I can hear a distant cry[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Shouting out the time is nigh[/LEFT]
[LEFT]As the Father tells the Son[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Work on earth this day is done[/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT]Chorus[/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT]Son, go bring my children home[/LEFT]
[LEFT]For I want them gathered ‘round my throne[/LEFT]
[LEFT]It’s time to reap the harvest you have sown[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Son, go bring my children home[/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT]Verse II[/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT]What a joy to see His face[/LEFT]
[LEFT]In His arms we will embrace [/LEFT]
[LEFT]Nevermore we’ll have to roam[/LEFT]
[LEFT]For we’ve finally made it home[/LEFT]
[LEFT] [/LEFT]
[LEFT]Repeat Chorus, then:[/LEFT]
[LEFT]It’s time to reap the harvest you have sown[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Son, go bring my children home[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Son, go bring my children home[/LEFT]


#8

** You Are Mine**
by David Haas

**I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am near

I am hope for all who are hopeless
I am eyes for all who long to see
In the shadows of the night,
I will be your light
Come and rest in Me

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am strength for all the despairing
Healing for the ones who dwell in shame
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free
And all will know My name

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am the Word that leads all to freedom
I am the peace the world cannot give
I will call your name, embracing all your pain
Stand up, now, walk, and live

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine**

catholicgarden.com/yrmine.html


#9

I have so many favorites! I was looking through my old hymnal a few nights ago. Here are two that really speak to me:

Blessed Assurance

  1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
    O what a foretaste of glory divine!
    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
    Refrain:
    This is my story, this is my song,
    praising my Savior all the day long;
    this is my story, this is my song,
    praising my Savior all the day long.

  2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
    visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
    angels descending bring from above
    echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
    (Refrain)

  3. Perfect submission, all is at rest;
    I in my Savior am happy and blest,
    watching and waiting, looking above,
    filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
    (Refrain)

Words by Fanny Crosby
Music by Phoebe P. Knapp

It is well with my soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Refrain

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

Refrain

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Refrain

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

Refrain

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

Refrain

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

Refrain

Words by Horatio G. Spafford
Music by Philip P. Bliss


#10

#11

**Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast

Come, sinners, to the Gospel feast;
Let every soul be Jesus’ guest.
Ye need not one be left behind,
For God hath bid all humankind.

Do not begin to make excuse;
ah! do not you his grace refuse;
Your worldly cares and pleasures leave,
and take what Jesus hath to give.

Come, and partake the Gospel feast;
Be saved from sin; in Jesus rest;
O taste the goodness of your God,
And eat His flesh, and drink His blood!

See Him set forth before your eyes,
That precious, bleeding Sacrifice!
His offered benefits embrace,
And freely now be saved by grace.

Ye who believe his record true,
Shall sup with him and he with you;
Come to the feast, be saved from sin,
For Jesus waits to take you in.**

  • Charles Wesley, 1747, tune: HURSLEY, music: Katholisches Gesangbuch, ca. 1774
    #616, The United Methodist Hymnal

**Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Of the Father’s love begotten, ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see, evermore and evermore!

O ye heights of heaven adore Him; angel hosts, His praises sing;
Powers, dominions, bow before Him, and extol our God and King!
Let no tongue on earth be silent,
Every voice in concert sing, evermore and evermore!

Christ, to Thee with God the Father, and, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Hymn and chant with high thanksgiving, and unwearied praises be:
Honor, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory, evermore and evermore!**

  • Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, 5th c., TUNE: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, music: 11th c. Sanctus trope
    #184, The United Methodist Hymnal

O+


#12

Hymns? That’s easy…

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Now, Gospel? That’s a whole 'nother story…

youtube.com/watch?v=6F3GHqOLXak

“I wanna’ tell you something: I didn’t come here tonight looking for Jesus… I brought Him along with me.”


#13

I also like the song “Ready for a Miracle”. Its in several films and LeAnn Rimes recorded a version of it for the Evan Almighty Soundtrack.

And I know its not a song that follows Catholic teaching, but I love Amazing Grace, especially the version that was done at the end of Maverick with Mel Gibson.


#14

I love that version of Amazing Grace too. :slight_smile: Why doesn’t it follow Catholic teaching?


#15

Something we don’t do enough of in liturgy any more, tending to sing songs that are self-absorbed psycho-babble, rather than worshipful.

Blessings,

Gerry

Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.

Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising;
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

Lo! the apostolic train
Join the sacred Name to hallow;
Prophets swell the loud refrain,
And the white robed martyrs follow;
And from morn to set of sun,
Through the Church the song goes on.

Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee;
While in essence only One,
Undivided God we claim Thee;
And adoring bend the knee,
While we own the mystery.

Thou art King of glory, Christ:
Son of God, yet born of Mary;
For us sinners sacrificed,
And to death a tributary:
First to break the bars of death,
Thou has opened Heaven to faith.

From Thy high celestial home,
Judge of all, again returning,
We believe that Thou shalt come
In the dreaded doomsday morning;
When Thy voice shall shake the earth,
And the startled dead come forth.

Therefore do we pray Thee, Lord:
Help Thy servants whom, redeeming
By Thy precious blood out-poured,
Thou hast saved from Satan’s scheming.
Give to them eternal rest
In the glory of the blest.

Spare Thy people, Lord, we pray,
By a thousand snares surrounded:
Keep us without sin today,
Never let us be confounded.
Lo, I put my trust in Thee;
Never, Lord, abandon me.


#16

“A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

“Amazing Grace” (duh!)

“Pass It On” –
It only takes a spark to get a fire going,
And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing;
That’s how it is with God’s Love,
Once you’ve experienced it,
Your spread the love to everyone
You want to pass it on.
What a wonderous time is spring,
When all the tress are budding
The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their blooming;
That’s how it is with God’s love,
Once you’ve experienced it.
You want to sing, it’s fresh like spring,
You want to pass it on.

I wish for you my friend
This happiness that I’ve found;
You can depend on God
It matters not where you’re bound,
I’ll shout it from the mountain top - PRAISE GOD!
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on.

I’ll shout it from the mountain top - PRAISE GOD!
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on.


#17

Abide With Me… I wish it wasn’t just a funeral song cos I love it

and also:

Light of the world you step down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that makes this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that your my God
Your altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glourious in Heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth you created
All for loves sake became poor

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that your my God
Your altoghether lovely
Altoghether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin apon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin apon that cross

(Chorus x2)

So here I am to worship…


#18

I love ALL hymns.My favourites change every so often, right now its ‘Shine Jesus shine’ and ‘When the Roll is called up yonder’ and ‘The Rosary song’.


#19

Amazing Grace
How sweet the Sound
That saved a wrech
like me…

I once was lost
But now I’m found
was blind but now
I see…

It just doesn’t get any better than this…


#20

Light of the World is probably my most favorite also.:slight_smile:


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