Thursday, February 04, 2010

Favorite Hymns

I love the contemporary music at our church--reminds me of a Garrison Avenue band, rocking out, getting down. But, it's always nice to change it up a bit. Last week, the hymn "Jesus Paid It All" started up and I immediately took a time warp back to when I was kid at my grandparents' church in Barling and all of the hymns we used to sing (before this contemporary stuff was ever even thought of). I love the lyrics of that song....
    I hear the Savior say
    Thy strength indeed is small
    Child of and pray
    Find in me....thine all in all

    Jesus paid it all
    All to Him I owe
    Sin hath left a crimson stain
    He washed it white as snow
Richie and I started talking about our favorite hymns...he said "Old Rugged Cross"....I love that one too. (Hence the lyrics of the song that I have framed on my wall) The lyrics of that song are absolutely amazing!

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.


So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

I would have to say one of my favorites is "Victory in Jesus"....everytime we sang that in church I would just smile inside. It is so upbeat!
    I heard an old, old story,
    How a Savior came from glory,
    How He gave His life on Calvary
    To save a wretch like me;
    I heard about His groaning,
    Of His precious blood's atoning,
    Then I repented of my sins
    And won the victory.

      O victory in Jesus,
      My Savior, forever.
      He sought me and bought me
      With His redeeming blood;
      He loved me ere I knew Him
      And all my love is due Him,
      He plunged me to victory,
      Beneath the cleansing flood.
With the new contemporary music, I have developed some favorites there as well. I think right now my favorite is "From the Inside Out". I LOVE that song!
A thousand times I've failed 
Still your mercy remains And should I stumble again
 Still I'm caught in your grace  
Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades 
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
 my heart and my soul, Lord I give you control 
Consume me from the inside out Lord 
Let justice and praise become my embrace 
To love You from the inside out 
So, what's your favorite hymn...and why? And how about your favorite contemporary song...and why?


Tonia Hobbs said...

I am a "hymn girl" through and through! There are so many that I can just close my eyes and be moved by the Spirit. .

It is well with my soul

Just as I am

I could go on and on. . .
I love your framed hymn. That is very nice.

Becky said...

From the Inside Out. Love.It. I can't sing it sitting down!