- Hymns are shite.
Lots of people love hymns. Played properly and sung with feeling they can be pleasant. But many seem to be be done either as dirges or happy clappy sing songs depending on their age.
I did not like singing them at school.
Overall, I’m not a really a fan, despite not being a vampire.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
Loddrik must be of the age when they were singing Graham Kendrick hymns in his church – they are shamefully banal, happy clappy garbage.
Some of the traditional Victorian hymns are pretty uplifting though. The Victorians invented some good traditions like Scottishness, kilts, bagpipes, the whole Christmas thingy, greetings cards etc. I sometimes wonder if the Victorians didn’t write the bible and invent Jesus.Posted 4 years agolerkSubscriber
Like a lot of other arts, the church was at one point the best income for musicians. Hence why you have Gustavo Holst selling a bit of his ‘Jupiter’ with some words as a hymn rather than the secular work it was intended.
Agree with the point above about the Kendrick stuff though… That, and Sunday school songs goes in my room 101.Posted 4 years agoBlindMelonMember
How great thou art is outstanding and I’m a fan of A lot if Charles Wesley hymns. And can it be being my favourite.
I also love When the roll is called up yonder as it reminds me of my uncle. It was one of his favourite hymns. Johnny Cash does a great version of it.
Maybe OP you should just Faith bash rather than attempting a poor cover up.Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
I’m as atheist as they come, and still think hymns are quality. Jerusalem, I Vow to Thee, My Country, Tell Out my Soul, How Great Thou Art, be Thou My Vision, Onward Christian Soldiers.
Me too. Though we were made to sit around a piano most mornings at school and sing them, which probably has something to do with it. I find them quite heart warming.Posted 4 years ago
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