This morning we sang hymns and songs that hold special meaning to those who chose them. We couldn't sing all the songs/hymns that were suggested, so we thought we would share a few more here.
One of Tricia's favourites. It can be sung with eyes closed as a prayer. Without accompaniment and repeated often, it is like an ancient chant.
This is also one of Jillian's favourites. She remembers singing it at NCYC 97 in Launceston, Tasmania. It is is extremely powerful & moving when it is being sung with about 2000 other people!
Another one of Tricia M's favourites. “Holy words, long preserved for our walk in this world is the first line of this song. It is so amazing that the ancient words of scripture still help us through our lives today. I love that the documents which ground our faith have been sung about for millennia and that people continue to write songs of praise, making them new and relevant for each generation."
Shout to the Lord
One of Bec's favourites which we sang last year: "This song was my choice for our wedding day, when I not only celebrated my love for Cam but to sing our praise to the Lord for this great gift and special day and all the blessings he had given us."
In Heavenly Love Abiding
One of Dell's favourites. "Nothing can hurt you - have the faith"
Be Strong & Courageous
One Kerry chose last year and Sienna chose this year.
Here is what Kerry says about it: "When Ebony was 3, she became very ill. Words like Leukaemia, Anaemia etc etc were being told to us. There was this feeling of absolute helplessness during this time. Even though I felt helpless, a deep dependence on God became very real. There’s a line in this song “do not fear the sickness”, that brings me to tears every time we do this in church. God does carry us and replaces our fear with an amazing peace that passes all understanding. We can’t avoid these situations but we can go through them being carried by God. I still am blown away for the love and support that this congregation gave to us during that time. Bless you all!"
Do you have a favourite hymn or song? We would love to hear what it is and why you like it.