It’s Sunday Snippets time again over at RAnn’s This, That & The Other Thing.
The question of the week is: What is your favorite hymn that you hear/sing at Mass?
And to that I reply, Really? You’re going to make me pick ONE? I’m a musician! How can I do that?
The best I can do is break it down by category:
Among the traditional hymns, two leap to mind immediately: All Creatures of Our God And King and I Know That My Redeemer Lives.
Among the contemporary genre, I have a billion favorites, but two of my top are Rory Cooney’s We Will Serve the Lord and Bernadette Farrell’s sublime version of Ps. 139: “O God, You Search Me” (this video has our choir doing a bit of it in the background).
Among the P&W genre, I’d probably say “Sanctuary.”
As for posts, this week I’ll just share two:
The Things That Make Us Grow, which is actually a faith-topic post, and An Epic, Blog-Worthy Doctor Visit, which isn’t, except that it WAS one of the things that makes me grow!
Oh yeah, Creatures is a winner. The congregation belts that one out.
I was at a children’s mass and the congregation sang a song at communion. I think it was only about 4 lines which were repeated. I thought it was beautiful. I know it had “Sanctuary” in it. Is that the song you mentioned? I loved it. Other than that, Jim and I have kept a list of the songs we want at our funerals. Right now we’re up to about 20 songs a piece. Maybe more.
🙂 My “funeral” list is like that. And yes, that’s the song I’m talking about–such a wonderful prayer.
That question is like asking which flower in a field is your favorite! I go for hymn tunes so mine are Hyfyrdol, Schmucke Dich, Neander, and The Ash Grove.
I couldn’t wait to read your answers because I knew you would share some good songs, and I was right! “We Will Serve” is a great song.