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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Stand your ground Clark. I agree with you. Not a fan of BIHBGM.

    You like harmony? Then you probably love the best gosh dang hymn in the book (outside of the Christmas songs), which is... Truth Reflects Upon Our Senses! If TRUOS doesn't make the cut, then I'm out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Stand your ground Clark. I agree with you. Not a fan of BIHBGM.

    You like harmony? Then you probably love the best gosh dang hymn in the book (outside of the Christmas songs), which is... Truth Reflects Upon Our Senses! If TRUOS doesn't make the cut, then I'm out!
    TRUOS is the #1 favorite song of the Hong Kong LDS community. I have sung that song more than 99% of Mormons.

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    We sang BIHBGM at my father in law's funeral because it was one of his favorites. Of course he was tone deaf, so singing parts was the least of his musical concerns.

    I could probably classify it as a favorite of mine. It's a beautiful message that teaches us how to be more Christ-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    TRUOS is the #1 favorite song of the Hong Kong LDS community. I have sung that song more than 99% of Mormons.
    Ha ha! I served in Taiwan... and can confidently state I am a member of your 1%.

    In one little branch where I served, we sang TRUOS as the closing hymn every Sac Mtg. One week the branch pres (who was a bit of nut) selected TRUOS as both the opening and closing hymn!
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    In a little branch I served in outside of quebec city the French members there loved --LOVED-- the hymn called Dans L'Eglise Ici Bas. It had been in the hymnal back in the 70s in English, but I don't recall its name. Its music was written by Mozart, if I recall correctly. I recall one week the song was performed by the "choir" in the branch as the special musical number and then again as the closing song (This may have had something to do with the limited repertoire of the pianist). I also became very fond of the song and wish it would go in to the next worldwide edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Yep. I don’t like it for that and other reasons. I hope it gets the ax.

    Anyone know where Copelius is? I haven’t seen him chime in on this. I hope he’s writing the next great song of the restoration.
    On a bus to San Francisco with the choir. We sang in Costa Mesa Tuesday and LA last night. I really don't have much opinion on the hymns, but it's a safe bet that Pres. Nelson's hymn that was published in the Ensign a few years back is in. I don't write music. I tried arranging a piece when i directed the ward choir and out didn't turn out well. I just hope they keep enough cowboy poetry so I can keep bugging my wife in sacrament meeting. I also hope go tell aunt rhody still makes the cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    On a bus to San Francisco with the choir. We sang in Costa Mesa Tuesday and LA last night. I really don't have much opinion on the hymns, but it's a safe bet that Pres. Nelson's hymn that was published in the Ensign a few years back is in. I don't write music. I tried arranging a piece when i directed the ward choir and out didn't turn out well. I just hope they keep enough cowboy poetry so I can keep bugging my wife in sacrament meeting. I also hope go tell aunt rhody still makes the cut.
    I am planning on being at your concert! Can you wave a hanky or something to say hello to me?
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    We did a great arrangement of BIHBGM in BYU Singers when I was in law school that I got to drop down to a F1. Lowest I've ever sang in performance. But I agree that the version in the current hymn book leaves something to be desired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I am planning on being at your concert! Can you wave a hanky or something to say hello to me?
    Which one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I am planning on being at your concert! Can you wave a hanky or something to say hello to me?
    Which one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    The Jason Thirsk tribute version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Which one?
    He probably doesn't care; any old white one should do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    In a little branch I served in outside of quebec city the French members there loved --LOVED-- the hymn called Dans L'Eglise Ici Bas. It had been in the hymnal back in the 70s in English, but I don't recall its name. Its music was written by Mozart, if I recall correctly. I recall one week the song was performed by the "choir" in the branch as the special musical number and then again as the closing song (This may have had something to do with the limited repertoire of the pianist). I also became very fond of the song and wish it would go in to the next worldwide edition.
    "Though in the Outward Church Below" was one of my favorites in the old hymnbook, becoming such while I served in Mozart's birthplace. So yeah, add it back. It may have been dropped because of the challenging bass line in the chorus that I enjoyed belting out.

    I should also mention that I'd like "How Great Thou Art" to remain, for selfish reasons. When my sister died in '89 at the age of 45, a soloist sang that song very movingly, including the line, "I hear the rolling thunder." The night of my sis's death, there were several thunderclaps in our area, which was esp. strange as lightning/thunder in the Bay Area is pretty rare, esp. in August. Each time I hear that song I have some pretty strong, bittersweet feelings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Which one?
    I suspect creek is going to the Greek on Saturday, as that's much closer to his casa. I'd attend Monday's performance at the Mountain View Shoreline, but I'll be visiting Ben & Jerry in Vermont that day and won't get back in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Which one?
    Sat at the Greek. A royal blue hanky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Sat at the Greek. A royal blue hanky.
    Great. My sweat towel is gray though. Come say hi after the concert. I'll slow walk to the bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Great. My sweat towel is gray though. Come say hi after the concert. I'll slow walk to the bus.
    Walk? I imagined you'd be hoisted on shoulders and carried to the bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Great. My sweat towel is gray though. Come say hi after the concert. I'll slow walk to the bus.
    What a great line... I've got to figure out how to incorporate that into my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    "Though in the Outward Church Below" was one of my favorites in the old hymnbook, becoming such while I served in Mozart's birthplace. So yeah, add it back. It may have been dropped because of the challenging bass line in the chorus that I enjoyed belting out.

    I suspect creek is going to the Greek on Saturday, as that's much closer to his casa. I'd attend Monday's performance at the Mountain View Shoreline, but I'll be visiting Ben & Jerry in Vermont that day and won't get back in time.
    YEs, that is correct! I couldn't remember the name but that is the hymn. Still one of my favorites.

    I am looking forward to seeing the tab at the Greek. The last time I was there it was to see Wilco, so this should be a bit of a changeup.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Walk? I imagined you'd be hoisted on shoulders and carried to the bus.
    I'm just one of the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    What a great line... I've got to figure out how to incorporate that into my life.
    I was thinking it was a great line as well. Seems kind of pimp.

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    My wife's high school friend posted that he'd like to see this one included in the new hymnbook. Think it's got a chance?
    https://www.facebook.com/heehawroadh...510127987/?t=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    My wife's high school friend posted that he'd like to see this one included in the new hymnbook. Think it's got a chance?
    https://www.facebook.com/heehawroadh...510127987/?t=0
    Sadly, probably has more of a chance than any of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    My wife's high school friend posted that he'd like to see this one included in the new hymnbook. Think it's got a chance?
    https://www.facebook.com/heehawroadh...510127987/?t=0
    The bass part is better than 95% of current hymns.

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    Man, how did Misty Rowe not have a more pronounced career? She is resplendent. Oh and that song’s fun too (though I wonder if Misty had to have a little talk with Jesus after she posed in Playboy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Man, how did Misty Rowe not have a more pronounced career? She is resplendent. Oh and that song’s fun too.
    Hee Haw was my dad’s 2nd favorite musical show every week. Lawrence Welk was his favorite. He was a man of diverse tastes

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    ...I should also mention that I'd like "How Great Thou Art" to remain, for selfish reasons. When my sister died in '89 at the age of 45, a soloist sang that song very movingly, including the line, "I hear the rolling thunder." The night of my sis's death, there were several thunderclaps in our area, which was esp. strange as lightning/thunder in the Bay Area is pretty rare, esp. in August. Each time I hear that song I have some pretty strong, bittersweet feelings...
    Good story. I love the song because it resonates with me, though for different reasons. I spend much of my life in a postcard, and the song always reminds me that I won the lottery in life. I always feel very grateful when I hear it. I'll admit that I prefer hearing it sung by the southern gospel groups like Hee Haw's gospel quartet over a typical ward choir. But I also love Have a Little Talk with Jesus, I saw the Light, and Fourth Man in the Fire. I'm kind of a hick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Good story. I love the song because it resonates with me, though for different reasons. I spend much of my life in a postcard, and the song always reminds me that I won the lottery in life. I always feel very grateful when I hear it. I'll admit that I prefer hearing it sung by the southern gospel groups like Hee Haw's gospel quartet over a typical ward choir. But I also love Have a Little Talk with Jesus, I saw the Light, and Fourth Man in the Fire. I'm kind of a hick.
    Softly and Tenderly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    Softly and Tenderly?
    I mentioned it in my first post in this thread, so I'm not sure if you didn't see it or if you're asking why I like it. If the latter, I am fond of both the melody and the message.

    In some respects, I believe the standard born again philosophy reflected by the hymns is healthier spiritually than our obedience-centric culture. I think we often see our faults, lack faith in the atonement, doubt we're going to make it to the post mortal executive's club, and we are motivated to work harder at obedience out of fear. By contrast, good-hearted, born again Christians see their faults, have faith in his forgiveness, sincerely appreciate and love Him for it, and are motivated to be better by that appreciation and love. The latter leads to happier, less stressful lives and a closer relationship with God because we are constantly trying to please him out of gratitude but aren't too hard on ourselves when we screw up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    I mentioned it in my first post in this thread, so I'm not sure if you didn't see it or if you're asking why I like it. If the latter, I am fond of both the melody and the message.
    I missed or forgot that you had said that. I thought it fit in with the other songs you liked. I like it too.

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    We need a more modern church...

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