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Top 12 Hymns Not to Sing on Mother’s Day

I’m the chorister in my family ward in Provo, and it’s really been one of my favorite callings! I love getting to know all of the hymns in the hymn book, and learning some less-sung hymns as well. I truly believe that music is one of the best ways to feel God’s love, especially when it is chosen thoughtfully.

When I get the theme for Sacrament Meeting each week (whether it is families or Christ’s love), I sit down with the hymn book and try and pick out which hymns would match the theme the best. I also keep a running list of the hymns we’ve sung so we don’t repeat the same hymns each week. Sometimes when I’m looking for hymns, I’m struck by how ill-chosen some hymns would be based on the title alone (obviously I know that the hymns themselves are wonderful).

*Disclaimer: this list is meant in humor, not in any disrespect to my mother, or any other mothers*
Here are a few of those hymns that just wouldn’t work when celebrating our incredible mothers:

  1. Be Thou Humble
  2. Called To Serve
  3. Does the Journey Seem Long?
  4. Have I Done Any Good?
  5. I Have Work Enough to Do
  6. Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel
  7. Sweet Is the Work
  8. The Time Is Far Spent
  9. We Are All Enlisted
  10. When Faith Endures
  11. Where Can I Turn For Peace?
  12. Ye Who Are Called to Labor
Nope. No thanks. Instead, here are some highly appropriate hymns to sing:
  1. An Angel from on High
  2. Each Life That Touches Ours For Good
  3. Families Can Be Together Forever
  4. Teach Me to Walk in the Light
  5. We Have Partaken of Thy Love
  6. You Can Make the Pathway Bright

I love picking hymns. I love my mother. I can’t wait to gab about her more tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Top 12 Hymns Not to Sing on Mother’s Day”

  1. Rebecca says:

    My favorite is Does the Journey Seem Long? How about the hymn “Lean on My Ample Arm”? Especially if the mother is a little on the chubby side . . .=)

    1. Rachel Taylor says:

      Ha ha! Oh man. That’s a good one. Happy Mother’s Day to you, little mother!

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