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|Good Hymns & Bad Hymns|
Sep. 4th, 2009 at 2:59 pm
I will admit to being a hymn snob, although I am a complete music novice, I only know how to play the piano with one hand. My hymn snobbery comes from being a lifetime member who is really comfortable with the traditional hymns of Mormonism. I love General Conference because of the music as I know that they usually sing the same 3-4 hymns every time and it is one of the few times during the year that I get to sing these hymns in a congregational setting. I guess it depends on the Chorister or Organist or whoever is the hymn picker, but we always seem to sing the new songs, most of which people don’t know and most of which I don’t care for (being the non-music expert). What are my top three?
1. We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet
My least favorite are some of the hymns that recent Church leaders wrote (I won’t name names), but the music and words are not particularly interesting or enjoyable to me. I also really don’t like the War Hymns like Onward Christian Soldiers and We Are All Enlisted – I feel silly singing about killing people during Church.
Call me a traditionalist… What are your favorite? What are your least favorite?