I remember on Sunday nights, my family would gather around the piano, I’d play, Sarah would play the flute, my mom would play her viola, and everyone else would sing — and all singing parts were covered. And it was so peaceful. We would sing some of my favorite hymns — hymns that bring me peace and bring tears to my eyes.
My roommates sing too. We gather around a piano and sing parts. Sarah and Ellie play beautiful violin duets, and it reminds me of home.
BYU has tunnel singing. Your voice hurts after singing for an hour, but you’re surrounded by people feeling the spirit and loving God as they sing praises to him.
Whenever I’m feeling sad or a little homesick, I listen to hymns.
Whenever I’m feeling so happy and overjoyed and loving life, I listen to hymns.
Some of my favorite hymns:
I Know that My Redeemer Lives
Be Still My Soul
I Need Thee Every Hour
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing — http://youtu.be/oteno81QzzQ
As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days
Nearer My God, to Thee
Come Follow Me
How Firm a Foundation
The Spirit of God
Praise to the Man — http://youtu.be/AIayBLXbLr8
Abide With Me, Tis Eventide
And many, many more. The list goes on and on.
Some might say that hymns are too traditional; some might say you cannot worship God to the fullest when singing a hymn. But for me, singing these beautiful hymns to Him is a pure expression of my love.
“For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.”