"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:16-17
Studying hymns is something I really love to do. There are so many treasures found in them. Unlike most (not all) of the contemporary hymns today, many hymns are so rich in true theology. I love it when I find a hymn that is rarely ever sung anymore but is such a rare gem. Here is a list of some of my favorites (in no particular order):
"Be Thou My Vision"
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
"And Can it Be?"
"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
"Hallelujah, What a Savior"
"Show Pity, Lord"
"How Sweet and Awesome"
"Arise, my Soul Arise"*
"My Song is Love Unknown"
"My Lord, I did not Choose You"
"Crown Him with Many Crowns"
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
All of these songs can be found at http://www.hymnary.org. This is a great site for anyone who loves hymns. I would love to hear some of your favorites!
*There is one line in the second verse that I do not agree with. I usually just skip that one.