Yesterday we had our annual (and what I’ve decided to call) Hymn Sunday. The gist of the program is that rather than regular speakers there is a small handful of members who come forward and tell the congregation one of their favorite hymns, explain why, and then we all sing the hymn. Oh, and we decided to have it all accompanied by the piano rather than the organ.
It’s a Spirit-filled meeting that is one of my favorite Sacrament Meeting programs of the year.
Yesterday the meeting went as follows:
I Am a Child of God
I Know that My Redeemer Lives
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Battle Hymn of the Republic
violin solo – Oh, That I Were an Angel
Holding Hands Around The World
Because I Have Been Given Much
Lord I Would Follow Thee
Come Unto Jesus
And can I just tell you how lame it is that Come Thou Fount isn’t in the current hymnal? Anyway, fantastic stuff. I’d highly recommend talking with your bishopric about doing something like it.