The other day I found myself humming "Praise to the Man" in the shower. Now that I'm a Christian I naturally have a few issues with that hymn. ;-) What hymn(s) do you miss the most from the LDS church?
I find myself singing Come, Come Ye Saints. It is just a catchy tune with a good message. My grand father walked across the old plains.
But now being an active Methodist and singing in the choir I have to say that it is a lot more fun to sing and and the service does not sound like a funeral.
I'd say my favorite LDS hymns were:
Two of these are mormon "Our Savior's Love" and "The Spirit of God" The others are Christian songs.. Charles H Gabriel the writer of "I Stand All Amazed" was the music director at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California (1890-1892). Sweet hour of prayer was written by Annie Sherwood Hawks who attended Hanson Place Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. Let those be you new favorites. IHS jim
Just hold to the teaching that LOVE LIFTED ME.. God is Love.. Blessing IHS jim
I just wanted to add a note to say that we do move on. I am now singing "Shine Jesus Shine" and other songs from our praise band. You would have to sing a Mormon Hymn in double time to even get close to the speed and fun of these new "Jesus" songs that we sing.
I am older than you by quite a bit.. I love Don Francisco I love His forgiven Album..
The gates and doors were barred
And all the windows fastened down
I spent the night in sleeplessness
And rose at every sound
Half in hopeless sorrow
And half in fear the day
Would find the soldiers breakin' through
To drag us all away
And just before the sunrise
I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle
And a voice began to call
I hurried to the window
Looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches
And the sound of soldiers' feet
But there was no one there but Mary
So I went down to let her in
John stood there beside me
As she told me where she'd been
She said they might have moved Him in the night
And none of us knows where
The stone's been rolled away
And now His body isn't there
We both ran toward the garden
Then John ran on ahead
We found the stone and empty tomb
Just the way that Mary said
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in
Was just an empty shell
And how or where they'd taken Him
Was more than I could tell
Oh something strange had happened there
Just what I did not know
John believed a miracle
But I just turned to go
Circumstance and speculation
Couldn't lift me very high
'Cause I'd seen them crucify him
Then I saw him die
Back inside the house again
The guilt and anguish came
Everything I'd promised Him
Just added to my shame
When at last it came to choices
I denied I knew His name
And even if He was alive
It wouldn't be the same
But suddenly the air was filled
With a strange and sweet perfume
Light that came from everywhere
Drove the shadows from the room
And Jesus stood before me
With his arms held open wide
And I fell down on my knees
And I just clung to Him and cried
Then He raised me to my feet
And as I looked into His eyes
The love was shining out from Him
Like sunlight from the skies
Guilt in my confusion
Dissappeared in sweet release
And every fear I'd ever had
Just melted into peace
He's alive yes He's alive
Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
A lot of hymns, and primary songs too!
"This is my beloved son"
"Come come ye saints"
"Press forward saints"
"Praise to the man" This one irks me. And yet, I do miss it.
Mostly "O my father" and "I stand all amazed" because even though those are both just Christian, they were written by Mormons and so you don't see them anywhere else.