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:
- Be Thou Humble
- Called To Serve
- Does the Journey Seem Long?
- Have I Done Any Good?
- I Have Work Enough to Do
- Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel
- Sweet Is the Work
- The Time Is Far Spent
- We Are All Enlisted
- When Faith Endures
- Where Can I Turn For Peace?
- Ye Who Are Called to Labor
- An Angel from on High
- Each Life That Touches Ours For Good
- Families Can Be Together Forever
- Teach Me to Walk in the Light
- We Have Partaken of Thy Love
- You Can Make the Pathway Bright
I love picking hymns. I love my mother. I can’t wait to gab about her more tomorrow.