It took me a while and time away from that old church to realize that those hymns I knew every word of... I needed in my life. Those 4 verses and that chorus brought so much comfort and meaning for my toughest circumstances. And it was up to me, not everyone else around me, to use those songs for my personal worship. I would sing them when I need God's presence the most. When I lost my Great-Grandpa, over and over I sang "It Is Well With My Soul." When my sister went through a very rebellious time in high school, I sang "I Need Thee Every Hour." On my wedding day, "Be Thou My Vision."When my son was born, "Jesus Loves Me." These hymns are written by men or women that had felt the Holy Spirit, who went through horrible circumstances and needed to express their love for Christ and their need for Him.
Here are some pieces of my favorites: