Favourite hymn

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  1. Caught myself humming my favourite hymn just now, which I tend to do when I'm concentrating or stressed, which is "My song is love unknown"

    Yeah I know, a bit serious, but does anyone else have a favourite hymn? Not including Jerusalem, which is a given of course :D
  2. Abide with me - always gets the hairs on the back of my neck going.
  3. How great Thou art.
  4. Abide with me , in my opinion one of the most beautiful hymns.
  5. Too many to mention send shivers up my spine but to keep it simple, I echo Pompey's choice, additionally 'I Vow To Thee My Country' (Spring-Rice / Holst) and 'For Those in Peril on the Sea' (Dykes).

    I quite often find myself humming arias or movements from Requiems when deep in thought.
  6. "Take up the White Man's burden--
    Send forth the best ye breed--
    Go, bind your sons to exile
    To serve your captives' need;
    To wait, in heavy harness,
    On fluttered folk and wild--
    Your new-caught sullen peoples,
    Half devil and half child."

    Happy Days :D
  7. Has to Be 'I Vow To Thee My Country'
  8. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    My choice also - very emotional if sung properly and preferably by a choir.
  9. Be Thou My Vision or Abide With Me are pretty much my favourites. Thank you, thirteen years of Catholic education-at least I can sing hymns well. shame about everything else.
  10. Ah I think I know that one!
  11. Mine is 'Lord of the Dance' by Sidney Carter
    'I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
    And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
    And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
    At Bethlehem I had my birth'
    Gets me every time I hear or sing it.
  12. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
    Pilgrim through this barren land.
    I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
    Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
    Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
    Feed me till I want no more;
    Feed me till I want no more.

  13. abide with me
  14. I Vow To Thee My Country, obviously.

    But is Hearts of Oak a hymn?