Throughout April and into May, the members of my church were asked to submit their favorite hymns. Our summer music will consist entirely of these hymns. There were no limitations or restrictions; if it's a hymn and you like it, nominate it and the Worship Committee will do their best to find it if it isn't in the hymnal.
Some hymns came to mind immediately, while others kept popping into my head randomly. I kept a list in my purse so that I could add new hymns to my requests each Sunday. The hymns I love most represent a mix of beautiful music, meaningful lyrics, and nostalgia. Some I learned as a kid at our Lutheran church, while others came from the Baptist church where I did AWANA. Others were introduced to me at friends' churches, when I was visiting for weddings, funerals, baptisms, or other ceremonies.
Below are some of my favorite versions of my favorite hymns. Enjoy.
I Love to Tell the Story
You Are Mine
When Peace Like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
How Great Thou Art
Here I Am, Lord
Take My Life That I May Be (music starts 4:55)
He Leadeth Me
- Lift High the Cross
- I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
- A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
- Beautiful Savior
- Blessed Assurance
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
I would love to know your favorite hymns. Please share titles with me in the comments, or include links to a particular version you love.