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LutherMan

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Least favorite hymns in the hymnal...
« on: September 24, 2015, 01:54:30 PM »
Two that I really dislike are How great thou art and Amazing grace.  I also dislike Precious Lord...

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Re: Least favorite hymns in the hymnal...
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 02:48:05 PM »
Two that I really dislike are How great thou art and Amazing grace.  I also dislike Precious Lord...

If you don't mind, could you share why you dislike these hymns?  Thanks.

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Re: Least favorite hymns in the hymnal...
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 03:09:05 PM »
No real theology in them...

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 03:37:50 PM »
If you had included "In the Garden" you would hit the most popular funeral hymns around :)
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 03:54:29 PM »
If you had included "In the Garden" you would hit the most popular funeral hymns around :)

That's the one out of the four that will not be sung at any funeral over which I preside. And when I explain why I never get any flack.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 04:05:11 PM »
At the recent funeral of the oldest member of my country church we sang the following hymns

I know that my Redeemer Lives

O Day Full of Grace

Jesus Loves Me (included for the great grandkids at her instruction)

Before she died she told me that she would not cotton to (The deceased did this...said this....etc.)  I was told to preach the Gospel and let it do its thing. 
Rev. Peter Morlock- ELCA pastor serving two congregations in WIS

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 04:07:53 PM »
At the recent funeral of the oldest member of my country church we sang the following hymns

I know that my Redeemer Lives

O Day Full of Grace

Jesus Loves Me (included for the great grandkids at her instruction)

Before she died she told me that she would not cotton to (The deceased did this...said this....etc.)  I was told to preach the Gospel and let it do its thing.

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 04:19:33 PM »
If you had included "In the Garden" you would hit the most popular funeral hymns around :)

That's the one out of the four that will not be sung at any funeral over which I preside. And when I explain why I never get any flack.


What's your explanation? Do you object to this versified version of John 20 when Mary went to the garden alone and Jesus talked and walked with her?
"The church Ö had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 04:22:35 PM »
If you had included "In the Garden" you would hit the most popular funeral hymns around :)

That's the one out of the four that will not be sung at any funeral over which I preside. And when I explain why I never get any flack.

Do you object to this versified version of John 20 when Mary went to the garden alone and Jesus talked and walked with her?

I deny your premise.
Don Kirchner

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Re: Least favorite hymns in the hymnal...
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2015, 04:43:36 PM »
Earth and All Stars

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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2015, 04:45:51 PM »
No real theology in them...

Thanks, I guessed that was the answer and thanks for responding to confirm.  On a side note, I guess you don't like good old Methodist Revivalism either?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2015, 04:54:59 PM »
If you had included "In the Garden" you would hit the most popular funeral hymns around :)

That's the one out of the four that will not be sung at any funeral over which I preside. And when I explain why I never get any flack.

Do you object to this versified version of John 20 when Mary went to the garden alone and Jesus talked and walked with her?

I deny your premise.


You don't believe "In the Garden" is a hymn about Mary's encounter with the risen Jesus in the garden?


This is what one website says about it:

C. Austin Miles (1868-1946) was a pharmacist turned hymn writer and church music director. He was also an amateur photographer. One day in March, 1912, while in his dark room waiting for film to develop, Miles had a profound spiritual experience in which he saw an incredible vision of Mary Magdalene visiting the empty tomb. He saw her leave the tomb and walk into a garden where she met the Master and heard Him speak her name.


When Miles came to himself his nerves were vibrating and his muscles tense; the words to a new song were filling his mind and heart. He quickly wrote out the lyrics to In The Garden and later that evening composed the musical score. The song was published that same year and became a theme song of the Billy Sunday evangelistic crusades.


http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/in-the-garden,-the-story.html
"The church Ö had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2015, 05:03:43 PM »
If you had included "In the Garden" you would hit the most popular funeral hymns around :)

That's the one out of the four that will not be sung at any funeral over which I preside. And when I explain why I never get any flack.

Do you object to this versified version of John 20 when Mary went to the garden alone and Jesus talked and walked with her?

I deny your premise.


You don't believe "In the Garden" is a hymn about Mary's encounter with the risen Jesus in the garden?


This is what one website says about it:

C. Austin Miles (1868-1946) was a pharmacist turned hymn writer and church music director. He was also an amateur photographer. One day in March, 1912, while in his dark room waiting for film to develop, Miles had a profound spiritual experience in which he saw an incredible vision of Mary Magdalene visiting the empty tomb. He saw her leave the tomb and walk into a garden where she met the Master and heard Him speak her name.


When Miles came to himself his nerves were vibrating and his muscles tense; the words to a new song were filling his mind and heart. He quickly wrote out the lyrics to In The Garden and later that evening composed the musical score. The song was published that same year and became a theme song of the Billy Sunday evangelistic crusades.


http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/in-the-garden,-the-story.html

I submit that Miles may have received some sort of inspiration to write his hymn.

But no, I don't. And this information gives me yet another reason to not have it done in a Lutheran church.
Don Kirchner

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Re: Least favorite hymns in the hymnal...
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2015, 05:22:38 PM »
Why did the Norwegian Lutheran think that God's name was Andy?

"Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, . . ."

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Re: Least favorite hymns in the hymnal...
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2015, 05:31:13 PM »
Rolf,

Tell us the one about the guy visiting a Lutheran Church and asking the "receptionist" if the bread and wine has become the body and Blood of Christ.
Don Kirchner

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