Traditional Hymns of Praise
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Traditional worship hymns are timeless. There is a depth of beauty, comfort, peace and hope we find in them that we can find nowhere else. In comparing them to the regular songs, traditional worship hymns will continue to live on because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in them. And we know that God accepts this form of praise and worship because it is not mixed with worldly sounds and styles.
It is so apparent that the writers of these Hymns had their hearts and minds fixed in Heaven. Only their bodies were present on this earth. They lived lives totally consecrated to God. They had a deep personal intimate relationship with God. They loved God, which "shone" through their hymns.
Fanny Crosby, a great hymn writer who was blind from birth wrote so many wonderful hymns as - All the Way my Saviour Leads me, A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord, Blessed Assurance, Draw me Nearer, Jesus keep me Near the cross, Pass me not oh Gentle Saviour, Praise Him Praise Him, Redeemed how I love to proclaim it, To God be the Glory, etc... She would always ask for the leading of the Holy Spirit before she wrote any hymn. One day she was having a conversation with her neighbor who was complaining about his financial situation, to him which she replied "Take the world but give me Jesus" and so was this wonderful hymn borne.
Fanny was asked if she had a choice to receive sight would she take it. She quickly answered and said, "no, for the first face I want to see is my Saviour". After a 6 month battle with an illness, Fanny Crosby died from sclerosis and cerebral hemorrhaging.
Horatio Spafford lost his 4 year old son and a couple of years later lost his 4 daughters. On reaching the spot in the sea where they had drowned, he sang that famous song. "It is well with my soul".
Martin Luther the great reformer wrote the famous words in the hymn - "A mighty fortress is our God ... The body they may kill but God truth abideth still."
Please listen to these wonderful hymns of worship and praise, and let the Holy Spirit dwell in you as you worship God.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
Jesus Keep me Near the Cross
Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus
To God be the Glory
Jesus Paid it All
Have You Been to Jesus?
I hope you enjoyed these worship videos and songs. Many professing Christians reject these good old traditional hymns in favor of the new modern "worship" songs that have incorporated worldly rock music into them. But there is a good reason why God accepts these traditional hymns and rejects the new modern music. Please see here for more info.
May God bless you as you worship Him in spirit and truth!