Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 921 times:
I grew up in a strong Southern Baptist family. Dress up for church every Sunday, get the hell scared out of you by the pastor, then come home for a big family sit down lunch. I also had chapel everyday in school. I went to a private Episcopal school in Oklahoma City K-12. Over the years I've come to learn a lot of hymns. Now that I don't go to church that much anymore, I've taken to downloading Christian music...
1. How Great Thou Art
2. Seek Ye First (We sang this at school with one side of the chapel singing one part while the other sides sings the hallelujahs)
3. Our God is an Awesome God
4. This is the Air I Breathe
5. I Love You Lord, and I Lift My Voice
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 825 times:
Ual747 asked "Why is it that National Anthems and patriotic songs are in most Christian hymnals?"
I would submit that, in America, because the country was founded on Judeo-Christian values, it is only a natural expression when patriotic music is included in the hymnals, irrespective of the actual denomination or church. One will note, too, that conversely, the recognition of a Deity is also expressed in many governmental venues (although, this of course, is being fought against in some areas)...Jack
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 812 times:
"Master the Tempest is Raging"
"Abide with me"
"Lead, Kindly Light"
"A Mighty Fortress is our God"
"The Morning Breaks"
"There is a Green Hill Far Away"
"Nearer, My God to Thee"
"Brightly Beams our Father's Mercy"
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8510 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 760 times:
It Is Well With My Soul
Lord of the Dance (apparently it's Methodist and not in the Baptist hymnal)
I'll Fly Away (I can't believe the current Baptist hymnal has dropped this old standard)
Come Just As You Are
The King Is Coming (unfortunately out of print, this one is POWERFUL)
Best marching band song ever:
Amazing Grace first song (just tones, no words), by a choir, then played on the field by the IUP Marching Band. It sends shivers up and down my spine to hear The Beast of the East at full roar.
And the patriotic songs are in there because they're sometimes sung at church. I can remember singing stuff like America the Beautiful and such in church.