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« on: July 07, 2008, 10:51:40 PM »

Do any of our convert members still "secretly" sing their favourite old hymns?

I still find myself doing the housework to some stirring old favourites; a few examples below.

To Be A Pilgrim...

He who would valiant be ’gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.

Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound - his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.

Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end, shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.


Immortal, Invisible, God only wise...

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but nought changeth thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
'Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.


Love Divine All Love Excelling...

Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee,
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!





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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 11:02:34 PM »

Oh, and another...

And can it be...

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

Still the small inward voice I hear,
That whispers all my sins forgiven;
Still the atoning blood is near,
That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Saviour in my heart.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Saviour in my heart.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 11:09:36 PM »

I'm not a convert, but I love and often sing "Immortal Invisible"; it's such an Orthodox Hymn!
I also love "The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended", and often sing it in the evening. I like the way it reminds me of the great family of humanity and my own insignificance:

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren ’neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 11:10:04 PM »

Would The Battle Hymn of the Republic count as a Protestant Hymn?
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 11:23:02 PM »

I'm not a convert, but I love and often sing "Immortal Invisible"; it's such an Orthodox Hymn!

Yes, I thought so, too!!  angel

I also love "The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended", and often sing it in the evening. I like the way it reminds me of the great family of humanity and my own insignificance:

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren ’neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.


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Beautiful words!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 11:27:06 PM »

Would The Battle Hymn of the Republic count as a Protestant Hymn?

I'm not totally sure. I would consider that more political than useful for spiritual well-being. But I could be wrong - I often am!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 11:41:43 PM »

Amazing Grace

O Holy Night

The Little Drummer Boy

 There are no doubt many others, too.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 11:46:59 PM »

My brother wrote an arrangement of the hymn below without the chorus that I really enjoy.

Alas and did my Savior Bleed

Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Chorus:
At the cross, at the cross
Where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

2. Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown,
And love beyond degree!
Chorus:
 
3. Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut his glories in,
When Christ the mighty Maker died
For man, the creature's sin.
Chorus:

4. Thus might I hide my blushing face
While Calvary's cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

Chorus:

5. But drops of grief can ne'er repay
The debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
'Tis all that I can do.

Chorus
 
Alternate Chorus:
Oh, the Lamb, the loving Lamb,
The Lamb on Calvary;
The Lamb that was slain,
That liveth again,
To intercede for me.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008, 11:52:45 PM »

Amazing Grace

O Holy Night

The Little Drummer Boy


^^  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 12:10:33 AM »

^^  Smiley

Welcome back, Gabriel
Ditto!
You were missed!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 12:43:33 AM »

There are so many ("or other" Tongue ) Roman Catholic hymns I still love.

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones,
raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
virtues, archangels, angels' choirs:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O higher than the cherubim,
more glorious than the seraphim,
lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th' eternal Word,
most gracious, magnify the Lord:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
all saints triumphant, raise the song:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O friends, in gladness let us sing,
supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!



Tantum Ergo  (Yes, I understand the theological issues in this one, but it is beautiful nonetheless  Tongue )

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! oe'r ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty.



Puer Natus in Bethlehem

Puer nátus in Béthlehem, allelúia:
Unde gáudet Jerúsalem, allelúia, allelúia.
Assúmpsit cárnem Fílius, allelúia,
Déi Pátris altíssimus, allelúia, allelúia:

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.

Per Gabriélem núntium, allelúia,
Vírgo concépit Fílium, allelúia, allelúia.
Tamquam spónsus de thálamo, allelúia,
Procéssit Mátris útero, allelúia, allelúia.

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.

Hic jácet in præsépio, allelúia,
Qui régnat sine término, allelúia, allelúia.
Et Angelus pastóribus, allelúia,
Revélat quod sit Dóminus, allelúia, allelúia.

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.

Réges de Sába véniunt, allelúia,
Áurum, thus, myrrham ófferunt, allelúia, allelúia.
Intrántes dómum ínvicem, allelúia,
Nóvum salútant Príncipem, allelúia, allelúia.

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.

De Mátre nátus Vírgine, allelúia,
Qui lúmen est de lúmine, allelúia, allelúia.
Sine serpéntis vúlnere, allelúia,
De nóstro vénit sánguine, allelúia, allelúia.

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.

In carne nóbis símilis, allelúia,
Peccáto sed dissímilis, allelúia, allelúia.
Ut rédderet nos hómines, allelúia,
Déo et síbi símiles, allelúia, allelúia.

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.

In hoc natáli gáudio, allelúia,
Benedicámus Dómino, allelúia, allelúia.
Laudétur sáncta Trínitas, allelúia,
Déo dicámus grátias, allelúia, allelúia.

In córdis júbilo,
Chrístum nátum adorémus,
Cum nóvo cántico.



Te Deum Laudamus

We praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim : continually do cry,
Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy glory.
The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee;
The Father : of an infinite Majesty;
Thine honourable, true : and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost : the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory : O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man : thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death : thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage.
Govern them : and lift them up for ever.
Day by day : we magnify thee;
And we worship thy Name : ever world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.



But, my absolute favourite would have to be:

Vidi aquam

Vidi aquam
egredientem de templo,
a latere dextro, alleluia:
et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista,
salvi facti sunt, et dicent: alleluia.

Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus:
Quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen

--

I saw water
coming out from the temple,
from the right side, alleluia:
and all to whom this water comes,
are made saved, and they will say: alleluia.

Praise the Lord, since he is good:
since his mercy is forever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever,
and into the ages of the ages. Amen


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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 12:49:34 AM »

Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMGKUTUPMAU

Do the Orthodox sing these songs at ChristmasTime?
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008, 12:52:23 AM »

Oh yeah, Christmas hymns.

I almost forgot We Three Kings and my favourite, Gaudete.

Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete!

Tempus adest gratiae, Hoc quod optabamus;
Carmina laeticiae Devote redamus.

Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete!

Deus homo factus est, Natura mirante;
Mundus renovatus est, A Christo regnante.

Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete!

Ezechiellis porta Clausa pertransitur;
Unde lux est orta, Salus invenitur.

Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete!

Ergo nostra concito Psallat iam in lustro;
Benedicat Domino: Salus Regi nostro.

Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete!
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008, 12:57:24 AM »

There are so many ("or other" Tongue ) Roman Catholic hymns I still love.

Oh yes, there are ("or other") hymns I like, too.  Tongue "Ave Maria" would be one that springs to mind. Smiley



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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008, 01:12:24 AM »

"Secretly," nuthin'...while I also sing hymns from the Divine Liturgy around the house and elsewhere, I'm not shy about saying I still love the following:

Holy, Holy, Holy

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

To God Be The Glory; Great Things He Hath Done

It Is Well With My Soul

How Great Thou Art

Just As I Am

This Is My Father's World

Be Thou My Vision

Morning Has Broken

Draw Me Nearer

Oh, The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus


These songs either express longing for God's presence or awe and wonder at His power and majesty, so I have no problem singing them.  As a former Southern Baptist, though, it's tough to hear songs whose melodies will always be with you and always be associated with loving friendships (some of them former now that I'm Orthodox  Undecided), even though I could never sing them now because of the presupposition of eternal salvation that they have (i.e., "Blessed Assurance"; "Saved!  Saved!  Saved!"; "Victory in Jesus"; "My Jesus, I Love Thee")
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"Secretly," nuthin'...while I also sing hymns from the Divine Liturgy around the house and elsewhere, I'm not shy about saying I still love the following:

Holy, Holy, Holy

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

To God Be The Glory; Great Things He Hath Done

It Is Well With My Soul

How Great Thou Art

Just As I Am

This Is My Father's World

Be Thou My Vision

Morning Has Broken

Draw Me Nearer

Oh, The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

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These songs either express longing for God's presence or awe and wonder at His power and majesty, so I have no problem singing them.  As a former Southern Baptist, though, it's tough to hear songs whose melodies will always be with you and always be associated with loving friendships (some of them former now that I'm Orthodox  Undecided), even though I could never sing them now because of the presupposition of eternal salvation that they have (i.e., "Blessed Assurance"; "Saved!  Saved!  Saved!"; "Victory in Jesus"; "My Jesus, I Love Thee")

"Blessed Assurance" is one I think of with a certain degree of nostaglia.
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008, 10:37:41 AM »

2 Southern Baptist hymns come to mind:  Wonderful Words of Life (which my grandfather, a Baptist preacher, had me sing to him in the nursing home when I was 7; unfortunately, I no longer remember the words.), and Love Lifted Me.

Love Lifted Me:

I was sinking deep in sin,
far from the peaceful shore,
very deeply stained within,
sinking to rise no more.
But the Master of the sea
heard my despairing cry.
From the waters lifted me
now safe am I.

Chorus: Love lifted me,
Love lifted me.
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.
(repeat chorus)

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008, 12:07:21 PM »

I have always loved this hymn by Isaac Watts - for some reason the verse I've highlighted in bold always sends shivers up my spine:

Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men:”
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in following years.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.


Like flowery fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower’s hand
Lie withering ere ‘tis night.

Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008, 02:38:59 PM »

This is one of my favorites:

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.


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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008, 03:44:32 PM »

"His eye is on the sparrow" is also a favorite of mine.

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

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I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

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Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

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Especially when Mahailia sings it!
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2008, 07:03:33 PM »

There are so many ("or other" Tongue ) Roman Catholic hymns I still love.

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones


Not to be difficult, but this is a classic Anglican concoction, constructed of EO pieces (note the second verse!) and set to a German Lutheran tune.

(but it is a goodie)
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2008, 09:53:33 PM »

My Father, also a cradle Orthodox Christian, had learned this one during his time in the Army; World War II.  "On a hill far away, stands an old rugged Cross.."   Can't remember any more of it; it's beautiful, though.
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2008, 10:39:23 PM »

There are so many Lutheran hymns I miss singing including:

"O Dearest Jesus, what law hast thou broken", "Jesus Lives, the Victry's won", "O Sacred Head Now Wounded"  Not only are the hymn texts great, but the chorales associated with them are excellent.  Most of them date to the second or third generation after Luther.  That was truly the Golden Age of Lutheran Music.  Too bad the Lutherans today prefer more Methodist stuff.  THeir loss.
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2008, 07:48:20 PM »

"Lord of the Dance," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Onward Christian Soldier," "Amazing Grace," and whatever else we used to sing in the Nazarene church.  (Except for the first: We only sang that in a Presbyterian church.)

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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2008, 01:14:53 AM »

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dUpWHyCg0wQ

I've always love that song.
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2008, 01:18:18 AM »

"Lord of the Dance," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Onward Christian Soldier," "Amazing Grace," and whatever else we used to sing in the Nazarene church.  (Except for the first: We only sang that in a Presbyterian church.)

There's the answer to the question posed in Reply #3 - thank you OFQ and thank you Riddikulus for Reply #5.   Wink
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2008, 01:32:02 AM »

Thanks to everyone who has added their favourites to this thread. Thanks to you all, I have been singing (mostly the tunes stuck in my head and not been able to shake them free!!) some of these great hymns all week. Yes, even the Battle Hymn of the Republic!! laugh There certainly are some oldies and goodies remembered here. 
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2008, 12:50:55 PM »

My Father, also a cradle Orthodox Christian, had learned this one during his time in the Army; World War II.  "On a hill far away, stands an old rugged Cross.."   Can't remember any more of it; it's beautiful, though.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
 
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           So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
           Till my trophies at last I lay down;
           I will cling to the old rugged cross,
           And exchange it some day for a crown.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Rugged_Cross

My grandmother had it on a record when I was a child.

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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2008, 03:55:25 PM »

Thanks for this, Ebor.  I'm going to print it and take it to my father.
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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2008, 08:20:35 PM »

We used to sing "Battle Hymn" in our Nazarene church.  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2008, 10:30:54 PM »

Thanks for this, Ebor.  I'm going to print it and take it to my father.

You're welcome, Basil.  I'm glad I could be of service.  Smiley

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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 10:56:31 PM »

"St. Patrick and Dierdre" aka "St. Patrick's Breastplate aka The Lorica aka "The Deer's Cry". It has two tunes (the two titles make up the first name) and directions.  Smiley and it's a grand wonderful hymn. The first verse is only the first half of "St. Patrick". The next 4 verses are *all* of that melody. then at verse 6 you change to "Dierdre" (there are two other verses in the original that are not in our hymnal)

St. Patrick's Breastplate only the first tune but some background:
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/t/stpatric.htm

St. Patrick and Dierdre both with a history of the words
http://www.covert.org/StPatricksBreastplate.html


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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2008, 11:12:03 PM »

We call the hymns by the titles of their tunes often and another one that is wonderful is "Slane" the melody is here:
http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/l/l375.html

There are two sets of words one of which is 20th century and still under copyright that starts:

"Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all Joy
Whose trust ever child-like, no cares could destroy.
Be there at our waking and give us we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day."

The other verses pray for strength at noon, love at Eve(ning) and Peace at the end of the day.

The other words and the tune can be found here:
http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/b/b021.html

"Georgetown" http://www.dragonvet.com/html/hymns/hymn661.htm
clip of the melody:
 http://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Snippet/S-TheyCastTheirNets-Georgetown-PipeLC-128-CAM.mp3


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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2008, 07:59:00 PM »

As for modern songs, I did always like "As The Deer," "Awesome God" and one or two by I think Twila Paris which made it into the hymnals.
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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2008, 10:51:45 AM »

Oh yes, there are ("or other") hymns I like, too.  Tongue "Ave Maria" would be one that springs to mind. Smiley

On the border of Protestant and Catholic is "Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming," particularly if it is sung chantishly. 
When I reviewed the German original, I found the charming line Wie uns die Alten sungen--something affecting somewhat as "the ancients" were men of Gondor.
I also discovered an insidious alteration in translation: 

German                                         My translation                              Theodore Baker's
Das Röslein, das ich meine,               The rose, which I have in mind,       Isaiah 'twas foretold it,
davon Jesaia sagt:                          of which Isaiah speaks,                 The Rose I have in mind,
Maria ist's, die Reine . . .                  is Mary, the pure . . .                    With Mary we behold it,
                                                                                                    The virgin mother kind; . . .

I do not believe that what I sang 25 yrs. ago was Baker's translation; I do remember finding that the latest hymnals simply omitted this hymn. 
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2008, 02:10:34 PM »

"St. Patrick and Dierdre" aka "St. Patrick's Breastplate aka The Lorica aka "The Deer's Cry". It has two tunes (the two titles make up the first name) and directions.  Smiley and it's a grand wonderful hymn. The first verse is only the first half of "St. Patrick". The next 4 verses are *all* of that melody. then at verse 6 you change to "Dierdre" (there are two other verses in the original that are not in our hymnal)

St. Patrick's Breastplate only the first tune but some background:
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/t/stpatric.htm

St. Patrick and Dierdre both with a history of the words
http://www.covert.org/StPatricksBreastplate.html


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I heard this when I went to the funeral of an Episcopal priest.  I'd read the hymn but had never heard the arrangement until then.  Beautiful.
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2008, 02:15:10 PM »

It is a wonderful hymn.  Smiley

I need to find links for some of the Ralph Vaughn Williams hymns, too.

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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2008, 07:37:31 PM »

Hi Riddikulus:

Here is a different translation of that chorale. I belive it is better than the example given above.

A Spotless Rose is growing,
Sprung from a tender root,
Of ancient seers' foreshowing,
Of Jesse promised fruit;
Its fairest bud unfolds to light
Amid the cold, cold winter,
And in the dark midnight.

The Rose which I am singing,
Whereof Isaiah said,
Is from its sweet root springing
In Mary, purest Maid;
Through God's great love and might
The Blessed Babe she bare us
In a cold, cold winter's night.


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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2009, 05:14:20 PM »

Has anyone heard this one before? (I'm sure you have) Smiley

                                   "I have decided to follow Jesus"




                              Verse 1

I have decided, to follow Jesus,
I have decided, to follow Jesus,
I have decided, to follow Jesus,
No turning back, no turning back.


VERSE 2

Though I may wonder, I still will follow,
Though I may wonder, I still will follow,
Though I may wonder, I still will follow,
No turning back, no turning back.


VERSE 3

Though none go with me, still I will follow,
Though none go with me, still I will follow,
Though none go with me, still I will follow,
No turning back, no turning back!


VERSE 4

The world behind me, the cross before me,
The world behind me, the cross before me,
The world behind me, the cross before me,
No turning back, no turning back!


VERSE 5

Will you decide now, to follow Jesus,
Will you decide now, to follow Jesus,,
Will you decide now, to follow Jesus,,
No turning back, no turning back!
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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2009, 05:55:57 PM »

Oh yes, I know it well! We used to sing it all the time...
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2009, 07:41:35 PM »

Yes, remember this one very well. In fact, in our family every time a sentense starts with "I have decided...", someone is bound to leap in and complete the thought with "to follow Jesus".
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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2009, 09:53:07 PM »

LOL!  That's cool!  My wife has done that to me more than once...
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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2009, 10:03:45 PM »

Michael W. Smith singing: Above All. The guy rocks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Sn5rV6oM0
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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2009, 10:08:05 PM »

^^Lovely.
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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2009, 10:09:32 PM »

Would The Battle Hymn of the Republic count as a Protestant Hymn?

I'm not totally sure. I would consider that more political than useful for spiritual well-being. But I could be wrong - I often am!  Grin

We used to sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic in my Mother's Baptist Church.

I used to love "It is well with my soul." This video does a good job of telling the story behind the hymn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu42EN42zEQ

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