What's your favorite hymn/psalm?

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  1. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    I have been so encouraged in my soul today by the words of this old hymn. It's long been one of my favorites (most days it would probably be my top pick).

    "Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night"

    Lyrics are here: https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/1050
  2. zsmcd

    zsmcd Puritan Board Freshman

  3. Ed Walsh

    Ed Walsh Puritan Board Junior

    "For All the Saints"

    I am a Psalm singer in my private worship, but I do have a very very favorite hymn. The lyrics are awesome with or without music.

    "For All the Saints"


    1. For all the saints who from their labors rest,
    Who Thee by faith before the world confess,
    Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest,
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    2. Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their Might;
    Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
    Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    3. Oh, may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
    Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old
    And win with them the victor's crown of gold.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    4. O blest communion, fellowship divine,
    We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
    Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    5. And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
    Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
    And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    6. But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day;
    The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
    The King of Glory passes on His way.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    7. From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
    Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
    Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    8. The golden evening brightens in the west;
    Soon, soon, to faithful warriors cometh rest.
    Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!
  4. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    How Firm a Foundation ranks way up there. So does O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

  5. Justified

    Justified Puritan Board Sophomore

    As far as the Psalms go, at the present the 27th is my favorite.

    As far as hymns go, either The Sands of Time Are Sinking or The God of Abraham Praise.
  6. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Rock of Ages my all time fav!
  7. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    10,000 reasons.

    As for Psalm. I have no clue.
  8. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Sophomore

    Tough question.
    To sing, I love the first.
    To meditate on, I love 110. A priest forever. Forever!
  9. Philip

    Philip Puritan Board Graduate

    Old Hundredth, in both categories.
  10. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Puritan Board Sophomore

    Right now, Comfort, Comfort Ye My People:

    1. Comfort, comfort, ye My people,
    Speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
    Comfort those who sit in darkness,
    Mourning 'neath their sorrows' load.
    Speak ye to Jerusalem
    Of the peace that waits for them;
    Tell her that her sins I cover
    And her warfare now is over.

    2. Yea, her sins our God will pardon,
    Blotting out each dark misdeed;
    All that well deserved His anger
    He no more will see or heed.
    She hath suffered many a day,
    Now her griefs have passed away;
    God will change her pining sadness
    Into ever-springing gladness.

    3. Hark, the Herald's voice is crying
    In the desert far and near,
    Bidding all men to repentance
    Since the Kingdom now is here.
    Oh, that warning cry obey!
    Now prepare for God a way;
    Let the valleys rise to meet Him
    And the hills bow down to greet Him.

    4. Make ye straight what long was crooked,
    Make the rougher places plain;
    Let your hearts be true and humble,
    As befits His holy reign.
    For the glory of the Lord
    Now o'er earth is shed abroad,
    And all flesh shall see the token
    That His Word is never broken.
  11. chuckd

    chuckd Puritan Board Sophomore

  12. Christian Teegardin

    Christian Teegardin Puritan Board Freshman

    Hymn? Up From the Grave He Arose
    Psalm? 139
  13. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    I love many of these as well. I am so thankful for both the psalmody and hymnody God has given the Church!
  14. M. Sweeney

    M. Sweeney Puritan Board Freshman

    Psalm 118 from The Psalms of David is incredibly beautiful; it's long, so I pasted just these verses and hope it is not too long. The entire Psalm is beautiful, though (of course), and deserves a read.

    15 In dwellings of the righteous
    is heard the melody
    Of joy and health: the Lord's right hand
    doth ever valiantly.

    16 The right hand of the mighty Lord
    exalted is on high;
    The right hand of the mighty Lord
    doth ever valiantly.

    17 I shall not die, but live, and shall
    the works of God discover.
    18 The Lord hath me chastised sore,
    but not to death giv'n over.

    19 O set ye open unto me
    the gates of righteousness;
    Then will I enter into them,
    and I the Lord will bless.

    20 This is the gate of God, by it
    the just shall enter in.
    21 Thee will I praise, for thou me heard'st
    and hast my safety been.

    22 That stone is made head corner-stone,
    which builders did despise:
    23 This is the doing of the Lord,
    and wondrous in our eyes.

    24 This is the day God made, in it
    we'll joy triumphantly.
    25 Save now, I pray thee, Lord; I pray,
    send now prosperity.

    26 Blessed is he in God's great name
    that cometh us to save:
    We, from the house which to the Lord
    pertains, you blessed have.

    27 God is the Lord, who unto us
    hath made light to arise:
    Bind ye unto the altar's horns
    with cords the sacrifice.

    28 Thou art my God, I'll thee exalt;
    my God, I will thee praise.
    29 Give thanks to God, for he is good:
    his mercy lasts always.

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  15. Edm

    Edm Puritan Board Freshman

    What er my God ordains is right. That one is my current favorite.
  16. Jake

    Jake Puritan Board Junior

    Hymn: Be Thou My Vision
    Psalm: Currently Psalm 46, but there's so many good ones I'm never constant.
  17. zsmcd

    zsmcd Puritan Board Freshman

  18. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Junior

    It Is Well With My Soul
    Holy, Holy, Holy

    Psalms 51 and 139
  19. Branson

    Branson Puritan Board Freshman

    Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

    There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood

    Psalm 57
  20. jambo

    jambo Puritan Board Senior

    I like a lot of the hymns mentioned above. My own favourites are:-

    Jesus shall reign (Isaac Watts)
    And can it be (Charles Wesley)
    Thou art the everlasting word (Josiah Condor)
    Great is the gospel of our glorious God (Vernon Higham)
    Man of Sorrows (Philip Bliss)
    Thine be the glory (Edmond Budry)

    I know as soon as I post this I will think of another few.
  21. OrthodoxReformer

    OrthodoxReformer Puritan Board Freshman

    Amazing Grace (John Newton)
    Praise to the Lord the Almighty (Joachim Neander)
    Holy, Holy, Holy (Reginald Heiber)

    Psalms 4, 5 & 120.
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