Hymn Sing... Blog Style

Have you ever been to a hymn sing?  The service has no agenda. Everyone just shows up and obtains a hymnal.

The time is comprised of singing one hymn after another all by request of the congregation.  And with the hymn, often a testimony is given as to what makes that hymn a favorite, or what God is doing in that person's life.

Oh how I remember hymn sings of days gone by! What fun those are!  Does anyone even do those anymore?

I have decided to host a good ol' fashioned hymn sing, right here, right now... blog style.

I'm sitting at the piano ready to play for you all to sing out.

What hymn is a favorite of yours? Care to give a testimony?  What makes that hymn a favorite? 

And if you aren't familiar with a hymn, share any song that is resonating deep within your heart right now.

Everyone together now... "La La La La"...

"Let us sing even when we do not feel like it, for in this way we give wings to heavy feet and turn weariness into strength."  ~~Streams in the Desert


  1. I LOVE HYMN SINGS! My previous church pretty much stopped singing hymns in the main service so my friends and I used to get groups together and pick our favorite hymns. One night, we sang through 25 of our favorites -- all the verses :-)

    My favorite is Wonderful Grace of Jesus -- such a great message and really fun to sing.

  2. Sharon2:34 PM

    I enjoy worship services also. Music seems to make the hesart tender and brings us all to a place of oneness as we praise our heavenly Father.
    Love your blog.
    Sharon Alberta/Canada

  3. Oh how I love the hymns! My most favorite is Come Thou Fount. I absolutely love the lyrics... they just connect with my heart so deeply.

    O to grace how great a debtor
    Daily I’m constrained to be.
    Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
    Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
    Prone to leave the God I love;
    Here’s my heart, Lord take and seal it,
    Seal it for Thy courts above.

    Ahhh! I love it!

  4. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation, oh my soul praise Him for He is thy health and salvation!

  5. :) This made my heart smile (and sing!)!!!

    My favorite hymn is "It is Well with My Soul" and I love (with sadness) the powerful story behind it's writing. It also has been the song that never fails to touch my heart during trying times, such as the loss of my baby, the betrayal of a friend, and difficult times in my marriage.

    Did you know pressing and holding alt and then 13 on the number pad gives you ♪ and alt 14 gives you ♫ ? Just thought you'd get a kick out of that. :)

  6. I love hymns and when I sing them, I feel words become alive. Below is not the usual hymn but it is my favorite song. I started singing it over and over when I found it so hard to cope with the pressures of life.


    A thousand times I've failed,
    Still your mercy remains,
    And should I stumble again,
    Still I'm caught in your grace.

    Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.
    Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame.

    Your will above all else, my purpose remains.
    The art of losing myself in bringing you praise.

    Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.
    Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame.

    In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control.
    Consume me from the inside out Lord.
    Let justice and praise become my embrace,
    To love You from the inside out.

    Chorus 2x
    Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
    Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
    And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise
    From the inside out Lord, my soul cries out (for you)

  7. "It Is Well with My Soul" and "There Is a Balm in Gilead". The two most influential women in my life, my great grandmother and her sister, my great aunt loved these two hymns. I find much comfort in them both, and appreciate the ability to recognize and name the suffering while still finding God's glory in its midst.

    I miss Sunday night singings, as we called them when I was growing up. They would bring in a chalkboard from one of the classrooms and people would call out hymn numbers. The service was spent singing through as many as we could in the allotted time, sometimes changing off song leaders as voices grew weary.

    Thanks for this memory!

  8. And Can it Be..... oh I just LOVE that hymn. I was raised in the Methodist church and let me tell you, they can sing!

  9. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. And thanks for doing this with us bloggers! Having led many community hymn sings over the years, I can testify to what a joyous time they are.

    As to my own favourites, since I've written on hundreds of hymns, I find it hard to choose. But here are four that have been a special blessing to me:

    ☼ Be Still, My Soul
    ☼ Jesus Loves Even Me ("I am so glad that our Father in heav'n...")
    ☼ It Is Well with My Soul
    ☼ Precious Name ("Take the name of Jesus with you...")

  10. To God Be the Glory was #41 in the Baptist Hymnal and my very favorite. What a treat to have a virtual hymn sing...how I miss them in church!

    To God be the glory, great things He hath done
    So loved He the world that He gave us His Son
    Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
    And opened the lifegate that all may go in.
    Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
    Let the earth hear His voice
    Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
    Let the people rejoice
    Oh come to the Father through Jesus the Son
    And give Him the glory great things He hath done!


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