Favorite Hymns 2

Yesterday I posted part 1 of a question a friend asked me about my favorite Hymns.  Here is the rest of that question.  Feel free to answer along in the comment section.

“Second, which is your favorite Hymn that we do sing in our Churches.”

As I was pouring over the Hymns we sing in my church, reading the words of the first stanzas, I just became amazed at the richness and beauty of what has been written over the ages.  I realized very quickly that I would not be able to pick one based simply on the lyrics, so I am going to have to pick a few based both on the lyric and the melody.

Holy, Holy, Holy

The Churches One Foundation

Loving Shepard of Thy Sheep

Hymn 56 Holy, Holy, Holy The Chuches One Foundation

“Third, which is your favorite Psalm that we sing?”

The Psalms we sing in my church are set to Genevan Tunes.  Coming from an evangelical Church that sang only hymns and more contemporary praise and worship songs, it took me a very long time to get used to the Genevan Tunes.  However, I have fallen in love with the Genevan Psalter for the most part – there are some that I still find awkward.  With that said, a few of my favorite Psalms are:

Psalm 1, 16, 34, 64, 73, 103, 110, 139

Here is a link to the Canadian Reformed Book Of Praise: Psalms

“Fourth, which is your favorite contemporary Christian song?”

This question is hard to answer because it includes praise choruses, modern hymns, and regular “non-praise” Christian songs. Some of my favorites are:

In Christ Alone

My Saviour, My God

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

How Great is Our God.

My Current Favorite is Lord, I need you.

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  1. Jan says:

    The hymns I enjoy are 53, 61, 64, 68 and 75, just to name a few, Psalms, 22, 42, 63, 73 and 122 to name a few. One of my favorite contemporary songs is ‘Potters Hand” Just for info, I don’t know if anyone is familiar with “The Psalm Project” This is a group from holland that are updating all the Genevene tunes with beautiful results. You can hear the original tune throughout the songs most times. They have done approximately 1/3 of them so far. Check them out on youtube!