Favourite Hymns Thread

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  1. Scottish Knight

    Scottish Knight Well-Known Member

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    How come your youtube links embed the video in the post while when I post links it shows just as a link :think:
     
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    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    There's a special media-embedding button built into Anglican Forums interface. Let me create an image to help you...

    Press the red-highlighted icon in the posting interface. Enter your link and click Embed - you don't have to select anything else. Make sure your link is on its own line in the post... :)


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    Brilliant! Thanks!

     
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    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    I know this doesn't have music, but technically it is a hymn - composed by Clement of Alexandria around A.D. 195:

    In "The Teacher", Book 3, chapter 12:


    HYMN TO THE MASTER

    Teacher, to Thee a chaplet I present,
    Woven of words culled from the spotless mead,
    Where Thou dost feed Thy flocks; like to the bee,
    That skilful worker, which from many a flower
    Gathers its treasures, that she may convey
    A luscious offering to the master’s hand.
    Though but the least, I am Thy servant still,
    (Seemly is praise to Thee for Thy behests).
    O King, great Giver of good gifts to men,
    Lord of the good, Father, of all the Maker,
    Who heaven and heaven’s adornment, by Thy word
    Divine fitly disposed, alone didst make;
    Who broughtest forth the sunshine and the day;
    Who didst appoint their courses to the stars,
    And how the earth and sea their place should keep;
    And when the seasons, in their circling course,
    Winter and summer, spring and autumn, each
    Should come, according to well-ordered plan;
    Out of a confused heap who didst create
    This ordered sphere, and from the shapeless mass
    Of matter didst the universe adorn;—
    Grant to me life, and be that life well spent,
    Thy grace enjoying; let me act and speak
    In all things as Thy Holy Scriptures teach;
    Thee and Thy co-eternal Word, All-wise,
    From Thee proceeding, ever may I praise;
    Give me nor poverty nor wealth, but what is meet,
    Father, in life, and then life’s happy close.
     
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    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    A HYMN TO CHRIST THE SAVIOUR (Clement again :))

    Bridle of colts untamed,

    Over our wills presiding;
    Wing of unwandering birds,
    Our flight securely guiding.
    Rudder of youth unbending,
    Firm against adverse shock;
    Shepherd, with wisdom tending
    Lambs of the royal flock:
    Thy simple children bring
    In one, that they may sing
    In solemn lays
    Their hymns of praise
    With guileless lips to Christ their King.

    King of saints, almighty Word
    Of the Father highest Lord;
    Wisdom’s head and chief;
    Assuagement of all grief;
    Lord of all time and space,
    Jesus, Saviour of our race;
    Shepherd, who dost us keep;
    Husbandman, who tillest,
    Bit to restrain us, Rudder
    To guide us as Thou willest;
    Of the all-holy flock celestial wing;
    Fisher of men, whom Thou to life dost bring;
    From evil sea of sin,
    And from the billowy strife,
    Gathering pure fishes in,
    Caught with sweet bait of life:
    Lead us, Shepherd of the sheep,
    Reason-gifted, holy One;
    King of youths, whom Thou dost keep,
    So that they pollution shun:
    Steps of Christ, celestial Way;
    Word eternal, Age unending;
    Life that never can decay;
    Fount of mercy, virtue-sending;
    Life august of those who raise
    Unto God their hymn of praise,
    Jesus Christ!

    Nourished by the milk of heaven,
    To our tender palates given;
    Milk of wisdom from the breast
    Of that bride of grace exprest;
    By a dewy spirit filled
    From fair Reason’s breast distilled;
    Let us sucklings join to raise
    With pure lips our hymns of praise
    As our grateful offering,
    Clean and pure, to Christ our King.
    Let us, with hearts undefiled,
    Celebrate the mighty Child.
    We, Christ-born, the choir of peace;
    We, the people of His love,
    Let us sing, nor ever cease,
    To the God of peace above.
     
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    Is there a good resource for newer/modern music?
     
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    There's a good hymnal called 'Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New' running to nearly 2000 pages in the full music edition. This has both traditional hymns and worship songs including a section for children.

    Check out:

    Graham Kendrick
    http://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk/

    Matt Redman
    http://www.mattredman.com/

    Noel Richards
    http://www.noelrichards.com/user_dynamic.html

    Chris Bowater
    http://chrisbowater.com/

    Martin Smith
    http://martinsmith.tv/

    Stuart Townend
    http://www.stuarttownend.co.uk/

    Worship Central
    http://www.worshipcentral.org/

    Worship Together
    http://www.worshiptogether.com/

    Resound
    http://www.resoundworship.org/

    Try Googling 'worship songs' or 'worship song resources'
     
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    Amazing Grace has the most meaning for me as a sang it for my Grandpa's funeral and have already been asked to sing it at Grandma's when her time comes. An old Brethren favorite is "Move in Out Midst". Some time when I have more time I'll have to see if I can put the lyrics up and find a link to the tune.
     
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    A very beautiful arrangement. The YouTube video compliments it well. Would be lovely for a reflective moment in a candlelit service at Christmas presented like this.

    I used this carol as our offertory carol at our Christmas morning Eucharist last year - this verse seemed to make it really appropriate:

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
     
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    "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" is a beautiful hymn written by a British man. It is a moving piece, and I have only heard it sung in Latter Day Saint circles. Actually, outside the Catholic hymnals, I am familiar with mostly the LDS hymnary. XD I need to listen to more Anglican hymns!



    1. A poor, wayfaring Man of grief
    Hath often crossed me on my way,
    Who sued so humbly for relief
    That I could never answer nay.
    I had not pow’r to ask his name,
    Whereto he went, or whence he came;
    Yet there was something in his eye
    That won my love; I knew not why.

    2. Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
    He entered; not a word he spake,
    Just perishing for want of bread.
    I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
    And ate, but gave me part again.
    Mine was an angel’s portion then,
    For while I fed with eager haste,
    The crust was manna to my taste.

    3. I spied him where a fountain burst
    Clear from the rock; his strength was gone.
    The heedless water mocked his thirst;
    He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
    I ran and raised the suff’rer up;
    Thrice from the stream he drained my cup,
    Dipped and returned it running o’er;
    I drank and never thirsted more.

    4. ’Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
    A winter hurricane aloof.
    I heard his voice abroad and flew
    To bid him welcome to my roof.
    I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
    And laid him on my couch to rest,
    Then made the earth my bed and seemed
    In Eden’s garden while I dreamed.

    5. Stript, wounded, beaten nigh to death,
    I found him by the highway side.
    I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
    Revived his spirit, and supplied
    Wine, oil, refreshment—he was healed.
    I had myself a wound concealed,
    But from that hour forgot the smart,
    And peace bound up my broken heart.

    6. In pris’n I saw him next, condemned
    To meet a traitor’s doom at morn.
    The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
    And honored him ’mid shame and scorn.
    My friendship’s utmost zeal to try,
    He asked if I for him would die.
    The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
    But my free spirit cried, “I will!”

    7. Then in a moment to my view
    The stranger started from disguise.
    The tokens in his hands I knew;
    The Savior stood before mine eyes.
    He spake, and my poor name he named,
    “Of me thou hast not been ashamed.
    These deeds shall thy memorial be;
    Fear not, thou didst them unto me.”

    Text: James Montgomery, 1771–1854

    Music: George Coles, 1792–1858, alt.
     
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    One of my favs.


    Creator of the starry height

    Creator of the stars of night,
    thy people's everlasting light,
    Jesus, Redeemer, save us all,
    hear thou thy servants when they call.

    Thou, sorrowing at the helpless cry
    of all creation doomed to die,
    didst save our lost and guilty race
    by healing gifts of heavenly grace.

    Thou cam'st, the Bridegroom of the bride,
    as drew the world to eventide;
    proceeding from a virgin shrine,
    the spotless Victim all divine.

    At thy great Name, exalted now,
    all knees in lowly homage bow;
    al things in heaven and earth adore,
    and own thee King for evermore.

    To thee, O Holy One, we pray,
    our Judge in that tremendous day,
    ward off, while yet we dwell below,
    the weapons of our crafty foe.

    To God the Father, God the Son,
    and God the Spirit, Three in One,
    laud, honor, might and glory be
    from age to age eternally.

    Words: Latin, sixth century;
    trans. John Mason Neale, 1851
    Music: Conditor alme siderum, Eisenach, Brockham, Breslau, St. Gregory

    Meter: LM
     
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    I'm late to the conversation, but this is one of my favourite topics, and there are already so many great hymns that have been mentioned.

    Toma, how great that you had "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" at your baptism. That hymn brings a tear to my eye too.

    Here are some I love.

    Who Would True Valour See

    We sang this at the funeral service for our dearly-loved Rector, who was a missionary, and always, even in his 93rd year, brought the good news. The way Maddy Prior sings it here is perfect, full of joy, defiance and certainty.

    Man of Sorrows - Aberystwyth

    I like Aberystwyth with "Man of Sorrows" verses, as it is dark and sorrowful, full of beautiful imagery, uplifting and penitent.

    St. Patrick's Breastplate - I Bind Unto Myself Today

    This is timely with it recently being Trinity Sunday. It is so ancient, powerful and mystical.

    and last but not least, Come, Christians, Join to Sing
    http://www.hymnary.org/files/previews/219747/20021-.mp3
    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
    Especially this arrangement with handbells. How I'd love to enter heaven and sing this.
     
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    Ninety and Nine

     
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    I agree. Also, since I'm from Wales, I have a special place for the choir and the imagery. Excellent selection!
     
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    "Holy, holy, holy" by Bishop Reginald Heber remains one of my favorites.
     
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