Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Oldies But Goodies (TT#2)

I LOVE old hymns. This isn’t news to most of you who know me, and I’ve said it many times here at this blog. Any excuse I have to talk about them or post one, I take advantage of it. So, I thought combining that with a Thursday Thirteen post might be nice. I could name at least fifty favorite hymns, but, of course, I’ll need to name just thirteen on this list.

I’m going to limit today’s list to oldies, but I’m sure that the Lord is using some newer ones as well. Sometimes I’m amazed at the rich biblical truth that is contained in the words. And the stories about the authors and how they came to write what they did—they serve to encourage us too. I’m thinking about doing future posts about the authors and/or stories of my thirteen. We’ll see.

Well, here goes. They are in no particular order; these are the ones that come first to mind:

1. The Sands of Time Are Sinking [Anne R. Cousin]

2. It is Well With My Soul [Horatio G. Spafford]

3. What a Friend We Have in Jesus [Joseph Scriven]

4. There is a Fountain Filled With Blood [William Cowper]

5. O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go [George Matheson]

6. Be Still My Soul [Katharina von Schlegel]

7. Great is Thy Faithfulness [Thomas O. Chisholm]

8. Blessed Assurance [Fanny Crosby]

9. More Love to Thee [Elizabeth Prentiss]

10. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name [Edward Perronet]

11. We Have Not Known Thee as We Ought [Thomas B. Pollack]

12. Holy, Holy, Holy [Reginald Heber]

13. Jesus, Lover of My Soul [Charles Wesley]

Oh dear, I just thought of some more! Too late—I can’t bring myself to remove any that are already here. Got any you want to add? Feel free. I’d like to hear of some of your favorites!


Barbara said...

I love most of those songs. I miss singing them in church, too.

Thanks for visiting my TT today.

Beverly said...

Great ones, Mom. You almost took all of my favorites.

I'll add a couple, though:

Take My Life and Let It Be

Jerusalem the Golden

I Asked the Lord that I Might Grow

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

and one for my hubby ...

O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

ok ... perhaps that was more then a couple :-)

Beka said...

Ooh, great post. I LOVE old hymns, too! You posted most of my favorites-- my 2 very favorites are Great is Thy Faithfulness and More Love to Thee. A few others:

Fade, Fade, Each Earthly Joy

The Lord's My Shepherd

Father, I Know that All My Life

If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee
My Times Are In Thy Hands

Blest Be the Tie that Binds

I'd better stop there, but I could go on all day!

Sara said...

I also love Be Thou My Vision...but all of those hymns are favorites of mine as well!

Sara said...

yay!! it's finally working, but I don't think I can sign in...:(

Elise said...

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go... could there be more beautiful words? I am stirred whenever I hear it, to tears most times.
Lord, We Come Before Thee Now
On Zion's Glorious Summit
... so many!
Thanks for sharing these!