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Favourite Hymns

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I have loved singing hymns since infant school.

At senior school we had ‘Christian Assembly’ every morning. We had some wonderful hymns which we had to practice in music lessons. Our music teacher insisted that we sang the words of the hymns with gusto every morning in ‘Assembly’! Our headmistress said prayers and read a short bible passage every morning. All this helped me so much when going through those worries and problems we all have during those ‘awful teenage years’.

I wish all schools had Christian assemblies nowadays.

The following are two of my favourite prayers and one bible passage from those ‘Assemblies’.

TEACH US GOOD LORD

Teach us, Good Lord

To serve you as you deserve.

To give and not to count the cost.

To fight and not heed the wounds.

To toil and not to seek for rest.

To labour and not to ask for any reward

Except that of knowing that we do Your Will.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

(Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola)

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Prayer at end of Assembly

Go forth into the world in peace: be of good courage; hold fast that which is good; render no man evil for evil; strengthen the faint-hearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honour all men; love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost be upon you and remain with you for ever, Amen.  

Bible passage: Philippians chapter 4 verses 4-9

(St. Paul writing to the Church in Philippi)

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.       

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable———–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy————think about such things.

9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me————put it into practice.

And the God of peace will be with you.

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All through my life these favourite hymns (words and music) have helped me cope with life’s ups and downs.  The words help us to cope when things are hard and help us to express our praise and joy when days are good.  The music heals us, deep in our heart, soul and spirit.

The following list is just a selection of my favourites.  Just click on your favoutite!

A SILENT NIGHT CHRISTMAS 1915                    AS WE WORSHIP YOU

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC                     BE STILL MY SOUL

BECAUSE HE LIVES                                                 BLESSED ASSURANCE

BOW THE KNEE                                                        BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD

CHRIST TRIUMPHANT                                           CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS

DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND        GIVE ME JOY IN MY HEART

GOD IS WORKING HIS PURPOSE OUT               GOD OF THE POOR

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY                                       GOD WILL OPEN DOORS FOR YOU

GREAT BIG GOD                                                      GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS

HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULT                        HE TOUCHED ME 

HE WHO WOULD VALIANT BE                             HERE I AM LORD

HERE IS LOVE                                                           HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW 

HOW GREAT THOU ART                                       I CANNOT TELL

I SHALL NOT BE MOVED                                       I WOULD BE TRUE

IMMORTAL INVISIBLE GOD ONLY WISE         IN HEAVENLY LOVE ABIDING

IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO               IT IS WELL

 JESUS GOOD ABOVE ALL OTHER                      KING OF KINGS MAJESTY

LIVING HE LOVED ME                                          

LORD FOR THE YEARS YOUR LOVE HAS KEPT

LOVE DIVINE ALL LOVES EXCELLING            

LOVE LIFTED ME

MAJESTY

 MY FOREVER FRIEND

O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

O HOLY NIGHT CHRISTMAS CAROL

O JESUS, I HAVE PROMISED

O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO

O WORSHIP THE KING

ONE DAY

ONE MORE STEP

OUR FATHER SONG

REMEMBER ME

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE

THE KING IS COMING

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

THE SERVANT KING

THERE’S A WIDENESS IN GOD’S MERCY

THINE BE THE GLORY

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

WE CANNOT MEASURE HOW YOU HEAL

UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

WILL YOU COME AND FOLLOW ME

WHO WOULD TRUE VALOUR SEE

YE HOLY ANGELS BRIGHT

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