Music is very important to me. I love having it playing around my house, when I exercise and in my car. Pandora's Radio is my new bff. On Sunday I like Sunday music. It settles our home, and gets us ready to worship. Hymns are so powerful. I have been known to sing loud, and mostly on pitch in Sacrament meeting. All of my children go through a phase where they tell me I am singing too loud in church... I just smile, say yes...and keep on singing.......even louder.Top Favorite Hymns in no particular order.
How Great Thou Art I enjoy singing this acapella....and when I can keep it together...I sing it soft, loud and passionately. The verses talk about the beauty in our world, Christ's sacrifice for all of us and his coming again.. Can't wait!
I know that My Redeemer Lives. I know a couple of variations on this hymn and enjoy them all. I love the Testimony bearing part of this hymn. "He lives... He lives... He lives."
Love One Another -- I recognized I truly had a testimony of the gospel, while singing this hymn in a Young Women's Stake Choir as a Sophomore. I was so overcome, I couldn't keep singing, and the Spirit testified to me of God's love and our duty to Love each other. This is a song that my grandparents Butters, would sing to us, and about us to remind us to Love each other. All of these memories come flooding back every time I sing it.
There is Sunshine in my Soul Today-- This upbeat, positive hymn is filled with glorious messages of Sunshine, Music, Gladness and Springtime. My fave lyric is , "There is music in my soul today, a carol to my King, and Jesus listening can hear the songs I cannot sing." THis hymn goes through my head a lot when I am out walking.
Love at Home --This is a Tom Welch family hymn. Wayne remembers singing it around his Grandpa Israelsen's death bed. We joined family hands and sang it around Tom's bed in the hospital, as well. It was also sung at Addison's mission farewell, and we all felt Grandpa Welch's spirit with us on that day. "There is Beauty all around when there's LOVE at Home." SO true.
I know I have missed a number of good ones...but my list is top 5 after all.
What are some of yours???