His and Hers: Singing praise

His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
celebrating marriage.

What is your favorite hymn or praise chorus?

Mrs. Happy’s response

Without a doubt, mine is And Can It Be. I especially like the arrangement
we have for our church choir.

And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Savior’s blood!
Died he for me? who caused his pain!
For me? who him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine;
alive in him, my living Head,
and clothed in righteousness divine,

Amazing love! How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Curt’s response

I grew up in Southern Baptist churches singing old four-part hymns, so that
music will always be special to me. For pure meditative worship, though, nothing
beats Glorify Thy Name.

Father we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
In all The Earth

3 thoughts on “His and Hers: Singing praise

  1. Mrs. Happy picked one of my favorites. Do you two sing around the house? Does either of you have “most excellent” singing voices? (I’m not trying to be funny; I’m serious.) Tater will love being sung to.

  2. Music—religious music in particular—has always been an integral part of my life. When I was a child, my dad led the singing at church and my mom played piano or organ as needed. Four-part Southern gospel and Stamps-Baxter hymns are permanently ingrained in my personality. On Mrs. Happy’s part, she thinks of her life’s chronology according to the songs she liked in various stages.

    We both sing at home and in the praise team at church. Neither of us is an especially good singer, but we can both carry a tune and sometimes even sing two-part harmony. At least once a day, I get as close as I can to the baby and sing him an entire song. If he’s born without a sense of pitch, I don’t know what we’ll do with him.

  3. I like some of the traditional hymns (“It is well”, etc) – my current favorite praise tune is the Newsboys “He Reigns”.