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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2008, 10:09:02 PM »
It is one of my favorites that we sing in our daily worship. The words are indeed truth!
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2008, 01:28:33 PM »
Listen to this rendition of "It is Well"

http://media.songsandhymns.org/mp3/ItIsWellWithMySoul.mp3
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2008, 01:36:12 PM »
Fairest Lord Jesus

http://media.songsandhymns.org/mp3/FairestLordJesus1.mp3




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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2008, 07:49:09 PM »
JimB, I love that song by Annie Smith, and all those old pioneer hymns.  Frank Belden contributed so much also to the songs of that period, even though his story has a sad ending.

At campmeeting, our pianist loves the old hymns too, and every year, at the 11:00 meeting through the week, we try to be at the meeting at least 15 minutes early.  He always uses these hymns, and they are so inspiring.  This past campmeeting they were especially fitting at that meeting, because Prof. Jud Lake spoke on "Learning From the Pioneers."
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2009, 10:11:52 AM »
The Emmanuel Quartet:

http://www.emmanuelquartet.org/music-group-17.html

Very nice, tight harmony!
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2009, 07:49:08 AM »
A childhood memory is one of Mother bursting out into song singing this little hymn. They were the very times she needed to be reminded of Jesus' love for her and her children. My younger brother and I would always chime in with the alto and tenor parts and it still stands as one of my very favorite memories of Mother. Today, this little song is stuck on "replay" in my mind. Maybe it's time little grandson learned it!  ;)

I am happy today, and the sun shines bright,
The clouds have been rolled away;
For the Savior said, whosoever will
May come with Him to stay (to stay).

Refrain

“Whosoever” surely meaneth me,
Surely meaneth me, O surely meaneth me;
“Whosoever” surely meaneth me,
“Whosoever” meaneth me.

All my hopes have been raised, O His Name be praised,
His glory has filled my soul;
I’ve been lifted up, and from sin set free,
His blood has made me whole (me whole).

Refrain

O what wonderful love, O what grace divine,
That Jesus should die for me;
I was lost in sin, for the world I pined,
But now I am set free (set free).


*edited to correct grammar.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2009, 11:05:01 AM »
How wonderful that you have such a precious memory of your dear mother, Sybil!  These are truly among the treasures we should give to our loved ones. 

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2009, 11:41:14 AM »
I have not found a topic about the Kings Herald. I went to see them Sabbath afternoon. I was wondering what our thoughts are here about them today. If this belongs in a different area please let me know. :)
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2009, 11:51:56 AM »
Our experience with the current members of the King's Herald is that they have largely strayed from the holy music of the past, yet when approached, they are quick to say they sing what people want to hear. It's a cop out if you ask me. They are in a magnificent position to influence for the good with a return to most beautiful hymns, yet they wish to please the audience.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2009, 03:29:03 AM »
I agree Sister Sybil, I was highly disappointed. I longed to hear the old hymns and yet not a one. They introduced us to the one among them that transposes what hymns they do with a jazz twist.... is what it is. They tell jokes (on the Sabbath) and get the people hipped up. They started out 98% saying amen. But as it went on more and more were clapping till no one was saying amen. A few of those that did before, like myself, were no longer saying amen to their music anyway. It is a real shame too, they have beautiful voices that blend so well. They think they are doing God's bidding, (giving people what they want???) in their work. But I cannot see it at all.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2010, 10:23:46 AM »
... and He shall reign, and He shall reign for ever and ever!

King of kings and Lord of lords! Hallelujah!

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010, 08:11:12 AM »
Jim - this link is no longer to the song you posted. Maybe you can find it again. It seems it was of a men's chorus singing it - can't recall.

We sang this at the Michigan Conference session this last sunday. Hymns have such deep meaning. Some more than others... but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.


I saw One weary
Annie Smith   
   
I saw one weary, sad, and torn,
With eager steps press on the way,
Who long the hallowed cross had borne,
Still looking for the promised day;
While many a line of grief and care,
Upon his brow, was furrowed there;
I asked what buoyed his spirits up,
“O this!” said he—“the blessèd hope.

And one I saw, with sword and shield,
Who boldly braved the world’s cold frown,
And fought, unyielding, on the field,
To win an everlasting crown.
Though worn with toil, oppressed by foes,
No murmur from his heart arose;
I asked what buoyed his spirits up,
“O this!” said he—“the blessèd hope.”

And there was one who left behind
The cherished friends of early years,
And honor, pleasure, wealth resigned,
To tread the path bedewed with tears.
Through trials deep and conflicts sore,
Yet still a smile of joy he wore;
I asked what buoyed his spirits up,
“O this!” said he—“the blessèd hope.”

While pilgrims here we journey on
In this dark vale of sin and gloom,
Through tribulation, hate, and scorn,
Or through the portals of the tomb,
Till our returning King shall come
To take His exile captives home,
O! what can buoy the spirits up?
’Tis this alone—the blessèd hope.

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2010, 03:38:13 PM »
There is a Fountain

Someone get the words and post them. This is a hymn!  Not that they all are not!  Just so moved by the words with the music!


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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2010, 03:52:17 PM »
There is a Fountain

1.   There is a fountain filled with blood
   drawn from Emmanuel's veins;
   and sinners plunged beneath that flood
   lose all their guilty stains.
   Lose all their guilty stains,
   lose all their guilty stains;
   and sinners plunged beneath that flood
   lose all their guilty stains.

2.   The dying thief rejoiced to see
   that fountain in his day;
   and there may I, though vile as he,
   wash all my sins away.
   Wash all my sins away,
   wash all my sins away;
   and there may I, though vile as he,
   wash all my sins away.

3.   Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
   shall never lose its power
   till all the ransomed church of God
   be saved, to sin no more.
   Be saved, to sin no more,
   be saved, to sin no more;
   till all the ransomed church of God
   be saved, to sin no more.

4.   E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream
   thy flowing wounds supply,
   redeeming love has been my theme,
   and shall be till I die.
   And shall be till I die,
   and shall be till I die;
   redeeming love has been my theme,
   and shall be till I die.

5.   Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
   I'll sing thy power to save,
   when this poor lisping, stammering tongue
   lies silent in the grave.
   Lies silent in the grave,
   lies silent in the grave;
   when this poor lisping, stammering tongue
   lies silent in the grave.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2010, 04:16:10 PM »
Thank you, Sybil. There is a difference in my opinion between this and what we see coming forth today called Christian music. They are like the new "bibles", why would we expect them to be full of truth and grace. There was revival when many of these hymns were written and many times they were written not because someone wanted to praise God and sell their music, but because someone was full of God and often had suffered a great calamity. This is when Jesus is so very near, it is when we sense His presence because we need Him so very much.

As we develop this library, please send links to Jim, Sybil, or myself. Or if you have a file, send it also.  We are discussing them as we put them up. Yes, a three person music police patrol. :)  I asked for help because this is a difficult area in our church. And one person's ideas are not enough. We need to take care what we say and do in putting music before the church.

No video is necessary, better to not have it, unless it is something nothing.  Or if it is very very beautiful as in nature footage. The last thing we want is to uplift a "performer".
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2010, 04:35:39 PM »
I love the song "Faith of our Fathers." The words are inspiring, faith building, and rich in history. In a sense they are also contemporary  in that many of us will soon experience the same things as those who went before us. It is a song that could not be more "relevant." There is no fluff and no needless repetition. Perhaps it is just my opinion but I do not believe there is a contemporary song that even approaches this song or that is even on the same level.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2010, 02:57:46 PM »
We are creating libraries of music, video, text, books, etc.  Bear with us as we clean things up.  As with the GC session interviews, we are getting material online that will be edited later. It takes time. But, we want to make available this material because we believe it will strengthen our Christian experience. In this case with the music, we have video and some will be edited, some will be deleted. Other video has kept us from putting it online. So, it is not that we have not examined the material first. I have. But, it does need to be cleaned up. Please suggest any ideas you have or any concerns.


Rock of Ages

It is Well With My Soul

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour

Be Thou My Vision

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Jesus is the Lighthouse

From Every Stormy Wind

I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Shall We Gather at the River?

Abide With Me

There is a Fountain 

Let the Lower Lights be Burning

Fairest Lord Jesus

O Perfect Love

Revive Us Again

Amazing Grace

I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me

Higher Ground

And Can it Be

Nearer My God to Thee

Jesus Lover of My Soul

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Faith of Our Fathers

O God Do Thou Sustain Me

Softly and Tenderly

My Saviour's Love For Me

Near the Cross

He Leadeth Me

Love Divine

Near to the Heart of God
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2010, 03:41:49 PM »
What exactly are you looking for--suggestions for more hymn titles or ideas on how to organize it?
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2010, 04:45:34 PM »
More acceptable beautiful hymns. A little subjective when it comes to "beautiful"?  :)

And because there is video with some, any comments are welcomed.  Some video is being edited to remove portions. So, if you find beautiful hymns, but the video is no good, send us the link and we will edit out the video.
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