Thirteen of my Favorite Hymns

I grew up as a PK (Preacher’s Kid), and so I grew up hearing and singing hymns.  My mother still sings them as she goes about her daily chores.  Here are thirteen of my favorites. Follow the links to the Cyber Hymnal website – you can hear the music and read about the history, writer and composer of each hymn. 

1.  Amazing Grace

2. Rock of Ages

3. God Will Take Care of You

4.  Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling

5.  Be Thou My Vision

6. To God Be The Glory

7. I Come to the Garden Alone

8. Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah

9. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

10. I Love To Tell The Story

11.  It Is Well With My Soul

12.  My Faith Looks Up To Thee

13.  Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?

I could name dozens more.  Each fifth Sunday our church has an old-fashioned community hymn singing, and I look forward to it so much.

UPDATE:  I forgot one of my all-time favorites:  Great Is They Faithfulness which is at this URL:  (I’m on my mother’s computer which won’t let me link the title to the URL.)



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12 Responses to “Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen of my Favorite Hymns”

  1. stoopidgirl Says:

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  2. Fatedhearts Says:

    you’re so blessed and I love amazing grace. Lovely list.

    Happy Thursday, mine is up.

  3. Janice Says:

    I don’t know if I know all of them.
    But When I Survey… was playing on the radio drivin gtoday and now reading your list it is in my head again. I love that hymn.

  4. Kailani Says:

    The only one I’m familiar with is Amazing Grace. I’m definitely going to check out that website. Maybe I’ve heard the song but didn’t know the title.

    BTW, you really kick butt at BOTB!

  5. YellowRose Says:

    Great list of hymns! One of my favorites is “How Great Thou Art” beautiful hymn.

    Happy Thursday, My TT is up!

  6. Wystful1 Says:

    Always very inspirational with lists of these songs like this!!!
    Great list.

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  7. carmen Says:

    You know, I enjoy the “modern” uptempo music in my church, but I wish that every so often they’d throw in a classic hymn. They never get old. )

  8. Terry Says:

    I love all these hymns, too. Especially #s 1, 5, 9 & 10. I think I’ve probably written before that one of my favorite memories from college is the whole student body in chapel singing When I Survey, a cappella, in four-part harmony. Heaven on Earth. I’ll have to post my favorite 13.

  9. Jane Says:

    Those are some of my favorites too. I love hymns. There are many of the contempory songs that I like but hymns and southern gospel touch me the most.
    Thanks for visiting my T13.

  10. PixiePincessMom Says:

    Everyone one of those bring tears to my eyes. Such powerful hymn

  11. angie Says:

    I love #10. Gosh, so many wonderful hymns in this list. My church still sings all those old hymns and I LOVE it.

  12. menace Says:

    even though im only 14 i love those old hymns. very powerful hymns, they never get old. could listen to them all day

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