I have some brilliant Hymns that I like...here is the first one...and I love the arrangement in the video, where the third and fourth verses are sung next to unaccompanied and almost entirely harmony rather then the melody
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him, and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed,
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why? The Lord our God is good:
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the Angel-host
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen
I love the hymns I grew up hearing. We have a contemporary worship service now and don't get to sing them much.
Some of my favorite:
Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
Power In The Blood
Just As I Am
Heaven Came Down
Victory In Jesus
Leaning On the Ever Last Arms
My all-time favorite is Because He Lives. I have left instructions with my family to have it played at my funeral. They thought it was an odd choice, but it's because of the 3rd verse:
And then one day
I'll cross that river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death
Gives way to victory
I'll see the lights of Glory and I'll know He Lives!
and the chorus gives hope to mourners:
Because He Lives...I can face tomorrow
Because He Lives...all fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He Lives!
1. Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
2. Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
3. Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.
4. Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul, praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near
Praise Him in glad adoration
Praise to the Lord
Who o'er all things so wonderfully reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings
Yea, so gladly sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e'er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth
Praise to the Lord
Who doth prosper they work and defend thee
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
If with His love He befriend thee
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him
All that hath life and breath
Come now with praises before Him
Let the 'amen' sound from His people again
Gladly for aye we adore Him
EDIT: Just realized this was posted in the Christianity Section. My bad!
Last edited by rockdawg21; 06-03-2011 at 07:36 PM.
you guys are tools .. this is posted in the Christianity section for a reason ... so as not to derail the thread, here is one of my favs ..
Garden of Eden Guns n Roses
It's a critical solution
And the east coast got the blues
It's a mass of confusion
Like the lies they sell to you
You got a glass jawed toothache
Of a mental disease
An they be runnin' round back
See 'em line up on their knees
'Cause the kiss ass sycophants
Throwin' penance at your feet
When they got nowhere to go
Watch 'em come in off the streets
While they're bangin' out front
Inside their slammin' to the cruch
Go on an throw me