I decided to write out some of the lyrics to the hymns that are dear to my heart. These are in no particular order, but they all have special meaning to me. Some are fraught with theology, some with encouragement, still others with promise and I love them all. This is by no means an all inclusive list of my favorite snippets, but it's a good start.
There are random lines from about 13 different hymns here, and I hope that you will read each of them and allow the words to speak to your heart as well...
For I know, whate'er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.
This my song, thro' endless ages, Jesus led me all the way.
---All the Way My Saviour Leads Me
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, mount of Thy redeeming love.
Let they grace, Lord, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal for Thy courts above.
---Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
And the path that be my portion, may be through flame or flood
But His presence goes before me, and I'm covered by His blood.
Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand
But I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand.
---I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
My sin--oh, the bliss of this glorious thought--my sin,not in part, but the whole;
Is nailed to the cross so I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
---It Is Well With My Soul
I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be filled with tears
But Jesus is a Friend Who watches day and night;
I go to Him in prayer, He knows my every care
And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
---Just a Little Talk With Jesus
I've got a mansion, just over the hilltop
In that bright land where we'll never grow old;
And some day yonder, we will never more wander
But walk the streets that are purest gold.
---Mansion Over the Hilltop
In the cross, in the cross be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find, rest beyond the river.
---Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross
God shall wipe away all tears, there's no death, no pain, nor fears;
And they count not time by years, for there is no night there.
---No Night There
To our bountiful Father above, we will offer the tribute of praise;
For the glorious gift of His love, and the blessings that hallow our days.
---In the Sweet By and By
So tender and precious is He, contented with Jesus I'll be;
The way that He loves, is so thrilling because His love reaches even me.
---The Way That He Loves
E'er since by faith, I saw the stream that flowing wounds supply;
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
---There is a Fountain
I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory
And I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea
About the angels singing and the old redemption story
And some sweet day I'll sing up there the song of victory!
O victory in Jesus! My Saviour forever,
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood;
He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him,
He plunged me to victory, beneath the cleansing flood.
---Victory in Jesus