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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2010, 08:20:40 AM »
I then beheld the beauty and loveliness of Jesus. His robe was whiter than the whitest white. No language can describe His glory and exalted loveliness. All, all who keep the commandments of God, will enter in through the gates into the city, and have right to the tree of life, and ever be in the presence of the lovely Jesus, whose countenance shines brighter than the sun at noonday. {CET 108.1}  

Then I was pointed to the glory of heaven, to the treasure laid up for the faithful. Everything was lovely and glorious. The angels would sing a lovely song, then they would cease singing and take their crowns from their heads and cast them glittering at the feet of the lovely Jesus, and with melodious voices cry, "Glory, Alleluia!" I joined with them in their songs of praise and honor to the Lamb, and every time I opened my mouth to praise Him, I felt an unutterable sense of the glory that surrounded me. It was a far more, an exceeding and eternal weight of glory. Said the angel, "The little remnant who love God and keep His commandments and are faithful to the end will enjoy this glory and ever be in the presence of Jesus and sing with the holy angels."  {EW 66.1}  




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Thou, my soul's glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2010, 04:48:22 PM »
Seeking the Lost - hymn # 373
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2010, 05:22:56 PM »
The French version of that hymn was one of the favorites in the boys' dorm at Collonges when I was there.  The words are completely different, though.  The French title is "Flots mugissants," which means, "Waves roaring."  The chorus begins, "Le gouvernail de ma nacelle," which means, "the helm of my boat."  

I wish we sang it more at church, but I suspect that many pianists are afraid of the chorus.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2010, 06:09:00 AM »
Most men I know love that song. The chorus gives them a rare chance to lead out in melody with the women responding in kind.  Let's see if we can locate a good recording of it.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2010, 06:13:47 AM »
Sacramento Central's Sabbath School song service has it listed on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVRPfNdAhog
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2011, 03:21:25 PM »


  Are you familiar with the song "Ancient Words" ?

It is a beautiful song. I believe it is a new song (could be wrong) but it sounds like a hymn. The message is beautiful.

 Hmmm.... "Holy words long preserved
               for our walk in this world,
               They resound with God's own heart
               Oh let the ancient words impart

                Words of Life, wordfs of Hope
                Give me strength, help us cope
                In this world, where e'er we roam
                Ancient words will guide us home.

                Ancient words ever true
                Changing me and changing you,
                We have come with open hearts
                Oh let the ancient words impart

                Holy words of our faith
                Handed down to this age
                Came to us through Sacrifice
                Oh heed the faithful words of Christ.

                Holy words long preserved
                For our walk in this world.
                They resound with God's own heart
                Oh let the ancient words impart.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2011, 06:42:36 PM »
Cp, this song is also on my list of favorites. It's great when a big choir sings it.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2011, 09:48:09 AM »
I found some beautiful Christian music at A Bible Answer.  Does anyone recognize this song?
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2011, 10:27:17 AM »
Oh yes! Good choice!
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2011, 01:23:17 PM »
Went searching for a singer's name.  Have you searched the internet for hymns?  The devil began with his music in the world, but by the 1980s he was into the church.  It is very hard to find good hymns online. The internet is filled with everything but hymns.  I put in hymns and get garbage.  :(

I am looking for the singer who sang In the Garden in 1985.  She has the most beautiful voice. It is crystal clear and simply beautiful. The song begins with a guitar and moves to a full orchestra by the third verse.  I have a recording stored someplace, but have not heard it for 15 years. I thought I might find it on the internet, but gave up. I am looking for the name of the singer if anyone can remember.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2011, 11:09:25 PM »
Richard, I couldn't listen to the song because my speakers are not working, but is the man on the left in the picture John Paulein?

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2011, 11:32:48 AM »
As a family we are being uplifted by the beautiful music on the Pillars of Our Faith cd (3ABN.)  They're probably songs rather than hymns.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2011, 06:13:41 PM »
Larry, I am not sure what you are referring to.
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2011, 06:34:50 PM »
As a family we are being uplifted by the beautiful music on the Pillars of Our Faith cd (3ABN.)  They're probably songs rather than hymns.
That is a very good point, Marelis. There is confusion about this. I believe that one of the reasons there is so much controversy in the church about music is lack of good information. There are differnt types of musical pieces in the Hymnal. Many of them are hymns and many of them are not hymns. I have never studied hymnody and I don't even know of a good source of information but I know that there are hymns, anthems, carols, psalms, gospel songs, spirituals, and other kinds as well. I believe that most  are appropriate for certain situations. However, it is obvious when reading the words that not all of them were intended to be used for corporate worship.

I believe this causes confusion. Last evening I was watching a discussion group on LLBN consisting of the pastoral staff (5 people) of a large church in Southern CA. They were talking about music. It seemed obvious that none of them have studied deeply into the subject, but all seemed to have strong opinions. Only two of them seemed headed in the right direction. The Assistant Youth Pastor seemed to understand some of the problems, and was clear that she does not like rock music in church, but does not want to impose her views on others. (BTW, they don't allow drums).The pastor for spiritual formation and evangelism seemed to be a little closer to the real problem when he said that pop music in church is exactly like the secular he used to listen to before he was a Chirstian. The youth pastor read the passage from Ephesians 5:19.
   "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."
He said that this is telling us that all kinds of music is OK as long as we are "making melody to the Lord."

I guess those regular discussions are supposed to be edifying for the TV viewers, but it is too bad that good information is apparantly not available.


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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2011, 06:42:37 PM »
Larry, I am not sure what you are referring to.
Richard, there was a picture of three men singing. The one on the left looked like Paulein. I dont recall if it was a link or the picture was posted, but I don't see it on this thread.

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2011, 08:46:52 AM »
   O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

    O Love that wilt not let me go,
    I rest my weary soul in thee;
    I give thee back the life I owe,
    That in thine ocean depths its flow
    May richer, fuller be.

    O light that foll’west all my way,
    I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;
    My heart restores its borrowed ray,
    That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
    May brighter, fairer be.

    O Joy that seekest me through pain,
    I cannot close my heart to thee;
    I trace the rainbow through the rain,
    And feel the promise is not vain,
    That morn shall tearless be.

    O Cross that liftest up my head,
    I dare not ask to fly from thee;
    I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
    And from the ground there blossoms red
    Life that shall endless be.

                         -George Mattheson, 1882

I saw this again for the first time.  :) It's in our old hymnals, I don't know about the newer ones. The words' in the 1st stanza caught me. Our life at best may be a pitiful trickle of a stream; most are dried up. Connected with the Saviour's ocean depths what an influence for good we have. Remarkable what He wants to do through us.

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2011, 09:08:54 AM »
Its in the new hymnal. It is one of my favorite hymns. The music is just as holy as the message. Just beautiful!
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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2011, 06:04:25 PM »
In the Garden

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Re: Most Beautiful Hymns
« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2012, 03:57:08 PM »
Here's a Fanny Crosby song I've never heard before, but has a wonderful message. Meet Me There
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