I was looking for my Baptist Hymnal the other day.
After frantically tearing up the entire house, I finally found it on the end table by the sofa. Right where I'd left it. Fancy that.
I found my hymnal and looked up the words to the hymn I'd been trying to remember. As I was thumbing through, I started singing some of the great old hymns I'd grown up with. The ones we seldom sing in church any more.
I decided to make a YouTube playlist of some of my favorites. This has been a very frustrating endeavor.
So many of the professional singers feel the need to jazz up the hymns, which I don't want. And I don't want videos that sound like congregational singing. I've had to make some compromises. I've tried to pick the ones that sound professional, but aren't too terribly contemporized.
I like this version of one of my favorite hymns,
but I'm open to suggestions.