Favourite hymn

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
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.
"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


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mushroom said:
How great Thou art.
My choice also - very emotional if sung properly and preferably by a choir.
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.
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.
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.

I Vow To Thee My Country, obviously.

But is Hearts of Oak a hymn?


onward christian soldiers or Bread of heaven. Sung with gusto

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