oldies but goodies || hymns 

As a worship leader, sometimes I struggle with including both modern worship songs and old, classic hymns in services I lead.  Personally, I like a mix. Modern worship songs seem easy for me to sing but nothing beats a hymn. 

Often, in many churches, hymns are overlooked and not utilized as much as I think they should be {and vice versa}. Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite hymns with you guys! 

I’ll be honest. As I prepared for this post- I fell deeper in love with these songs and the significant lyrics they hold. 

Victory in Jesus 

This is a song from my childhood. My grandma and great grandma sang this to me all the time as I grew up. When I think hymns, I think “Victory in Jesus”. There’s no better way to worship then by remembering that there is victory for those who are in Christ. 

How Great Thou Art

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee. How great Thou art, How great Thou art!” I could listen to that refrain all day. I would probably consider this my favorite hymn of all time. I love this song in worship because it’s incredible to hear voices singing out how great He is. 

Because He Lives 

There’s no more comfort than these words- “because He lives, I can face tomorrow.” No matter what life throws at us, we can face it because God is over all and He lives. I love the comforting nature of this song and how it leads people to worship. 

It is well with my soul 

I love this song because it’s a reminder. A reminder to let God have control every day in every situation. “Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” I want this to be a picture of my life- that no matter what life deals me, I will say “it is well” and continue to follow Christ in all I do. 

What are your favorite hymns?? And why do you love it? 

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  • Reply faithencompassingfear

    I love the hymn Lord of the Dance. It is upbeat and tells the whole story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. We usually sing it at sunrise service on Easter. I also like the ones you listed.

    April 14, 2016 at 12:04 am
  • Reply dawnlizjones

    I also appreciate the stories behind the hymns, like Stoddard’s tragedy that prompted “It is Well With My Soul”–huge! One of my faves is “Be Thou My Vision”. Another good one is “Take My Life and Let It Be”. I also truly appreciate some of the upbeat remakes of the older hymns.

    April 14, 2016 at 1:01 am
    • Reply writingsandworship

      I totally agree. They’re very poetic an the stories that go along with them are great. Love those you mentioned as well!

      April 14, 2016 at 2:25 am
  • Reply inmyweaknessblog

    In the garden, and farther along. 🙂

    April 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply brujsims

    It is Well With My Soul was the favorite Hymn of Grandmother and when she went to be with the Lord, we played that song at her wake. It reminds me that even when things are at their worse, if you have Christ with you, then it is well with my soul.

    April 18, 2016 at 4:08 am
    • Reply writingsandworship

      Amen! It’s definitely a great comfort! Thanks for sharing! 💜

      April 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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