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HYMN REQUESTS:  HYMNOLOGY 101.3.2.2 

OGCMA  GOSPEL  MUSICAL  MINISTRIES

Program Contact:  Don Cleaves  PO BOX 422   OCEAN GROVE,  NJ   07756    (H: 732-988-8563)  [email protected]


HYMN REQUEST/CHORUS PRESENTATIONS/RELATED COMMENTS:

 If your programs are primarily CCM-style, we would request about 1/2 of your program 

being some well-known classical/traditional gospel hymns. 

MY STRONG SUGGESTION LISTED HERE AND ON THE PGM-INVITE LETTERS IS TO START OFF WITH 3  TRADITIONAL  HYMNS (WORDS & MUSIC), (Using 3.2.2)  

     You may pep them up/update a little, but not mock out or be antagonistic to singing them; AND use the traditional words and tunes. (Bridges to/from hymns to/from contemporary chorus tunes or words, do not count as true full Traditional hymns).  Then do two/three hymns during your pgm; then finish with two/three hymns; this would make for happy OG audiences.  (Enclosed is/or you may request/or print from this jerseyshoregospel.com website, our Hymn Suggestion List below; The internet has many sites which list all hymn words and tunes to help you learn them). Please have someone leading them that respects older folks or those who appreciate/like/prefer the hymns. We suggest giving out songsheets for some selections, with the words to hymns/choruses, with your church contacts (address/phone/web, etc..), We also suggest you let folks sit for some hymns or choruses, since we have older ages and some cannot stand for lengthy praise times. Sing the most familiar new choruses. Some folks may like audience participation, but all unknown selections do not connect with folks; Try not repeating chorus lines over+over, since some faith backgrounds aren’t used to open-ended repeating of chorus lines, etc..

PROGRESS BEING MADE / THOUGHTS FOR THIS SUMMER:  

      We are making progress...   More groups are adding hymns into their repertoire of selections. I would like to emphasize more strenuously to   ALL groups  to aim for  1/2 of your program to be traditional hymns (using 3.2.2);  many are included below. And for the sake of myself and some regular attenders, please do more variety of the contemporary choruses/hymns. As nice as the contemporary choruses and the hymns chosen are, we hear the same few selections of hymns and contemporary songs by each group so often. Which means during a usual week/vacation period, I’ve heard 6-7 renditions of : “Friend of God”; “Rock of Ages” (There is no rock version); “Mighty to Save”; “Amazing Grace” (with contemporary bridge verse); "Break the Chains", “The Old Rugged Cross” (with contemporary bridge verse also);  “Now Is The Time To Worship”;  “Days of Elijah”; “Jesus Messiah”; How Great Is Our God”; etc. etc... There are so many other hymns and choruses and anthems in Christian Worship Music to choose from.   We would love more variety.  Please don't  misunderstand, I am not saying you cannot do such and such;  BUT PERHAPS  change your repertoire from year to year, so we don't get the same set of songs year after year from some of the same groups.  It would be nice in some selections to hear the different parts sung, not just the unison notes.   We thank you in advance for considering the above / following thoughts:  


      Here are a number of hymns and/or choruses that folks are familiar with and have sung before, to bridge the generation gap, and for folks who are not accustomed/nor interested/do not appreciate or do not worship in contemporary church settings. All contemporary/new music doesn’t connect with everyone, and here is a hymn list to consider, in alphabetical order,  (by no means an exhaustive list, but found in generally most hymnbooks). I’d like ones which reach the heart  with the salvation message, and not using any “politically correct” ones which are watered down doctrinally or changed theologically to satisfy some group(s), or changing the maleness of God, or seem to be crossover which aren’t clear who is being worshipped or glorified, etc.. 


      Please get a hymnbook and learn / practice several  for Ocean Grove programs. The Internet has so many websites with the words and tunes of sacred historic & popular hymns. Thanks for doing all you can to incorporate  several of the thoughts and suggestions above and below  in your programs. Mature + spiritually-minded believers want more of the rich heritage of traditional / classical gospel hymns and sacred anthems and familiar selections with more Biblical content and doctrine, and less of the shallow coffee-house style of some new contemporary.   Thank you for understanding and adjusting, to help us with a blended-type program format, or by doing more or ALL traditional hymns.   I’ve put asterisks to highlight some of the most popular / gospel+peppy hymns: 


HYMN REQUEST LIST: HYMNOLOGY 101.3.2.2

OGCMA GOSPEL MUSICAL MINISTRIES

A glorious church without spot 

                                        or wrinkle    

* A mighty fortress is our God 

A shelter in the time of storm 

Alas and did my Savior bleed?

All for Jesus 

* All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name 

* All Power is given unto me 

All Praise to Him Who reigns above 

* All to Jesus I surrender 

* Angels from the realms of glory

Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go Am I a soldier of the cross? 

* America-patriotic 

* And can it be that I should gain?

* Are ye washed in the blood? 

* At Calvary At the Cross 

At the name of Jesus

* Battle Hymn of the Republic

Bless His holy name 

* Blessed Assurance 

* Blessed be the name 

Burdens are lifted at calvary 

Calvary covers it all

* Christ is made the sure

                                      foundation 

Christ for the world we sing 

Christ returneth 

* Christ the Lord is risen today

* Come Christians Join to sing 

Come thou fount of every blessing 

* Come we that love the Lord 

* Count Your blessings 

* Crown Him with many crowns 

* Down at the cross 

* Draw me nearer 

* Faith is the victory 

* For all the saints 

For God so loved the world 

* Glad Day Glad Day 

Glorious things of thee are spoken Go tell it on the mountain 

Grace greater than our sin 

Great is thy faithfulness 

* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah 

* Have you been to Jesus? 

He keeps me singing 

He is Lord 

* He lives 

He left the splendor of  Heaven 

He lifted me 

He’s everything to me 

He the pearly gates will open 

* Heaven came down 

* Higher Ground 

Holy Bible Book Divine 

Holy Ghost with light divine 

Holy Holy Holy 

* How great thou art 

How sweet the name of Jesus

                                         sounds

I am so glad that my father in

                                         heaven 

* I have a song that Jesus gave me 

* I know whom I’ve believed

* I love to tell the story 

* I stand amazed in the presence 

* I sing the mighty power of God 

I surrender all 

* I will sing of my redeemer 

* I will sing the wondrous story 

I’ll fly away 

Is it the crowning day? 

* It may be at morn 

It will be worth it all 

* Jesus Christ is risen today 

Jesus my Lord will love me forever 

* Jesus is coming again Jesus paid   

                                                      it all 

* Jesus Saves 

* Jesus shall reign 

Jesus what a friend of sinners 

* Join all the glorious names 

* Joyful Joyful we adore Thee 

Just a close walk with Thee 

Lead on O King eternal

Let Jesus come into your heart Living for Jesus 

* Leaning on the everlasting arms 

* Lift High the cross 

Lo, He comes with clouds  

                           descending 

* Love Divine all loves excelling 

* Man of sorrows what a name 

* Mine eyes have seen the glory Moment by Moment 

My faith has found a resting place My faith looks up to thee 

* My hope is built on nothing less 

* My hope is in the Lord Near 

                                     the cross

* Nothing but the blood 

* Now I belong to Jesus 

* O could I speak the matchless

                                                 worth  

* O for a thousand tongues 

* O worship the king 

* O Zion haste 

* One day! Only trust Him 

* Onward Christian Soldiers 

Pass me not oh gentle Savior 

* Praise Him, Praise Him 

* Praise the Savior 

* Redeemed Rejoice in the 

                           Lord always 

* Rejoice the Lord is king 

* Rejoice ye pure in heart 

* Rescue the perishing 

* Revive us again 

* Rise up o men of God 

Room at the cross 

* Saved, Saved, Saved

* Send the light 

* Since I have been redeemed 

* Since Jesus came into my heart Sing praise to God who reigns 

                                                above 

* Sing the wondrous love of Jesus 

* Soldiers of Christ arise 

* Soon and very soon 

* Stand up stand up for Jesus 

* Standing on the promises 

* Sunshine in my soul Sweet 

                                      by and by         

* Take my life and let it be 

* Take the name of Jesus with you Tell me the old rugged story 

* Tell me the old old story 

* Tell me the story of Jesus 

* The battle is the Lord’s 

* The Bible stands 

* The blood will never loose its’    

                                                power 

* The Church’ s one foundation The longer I serve Him 

* The solid rock 

The wonder of it all 

* There is a fountain 

*There is a name I love to hear 

* There is power in the blood 

* There shall be showers of 

* There’s a new name written

                              down in glory 

* There’s within my heart a  

                                        melody 

* There is sunshine in my soul

                                               today 

Thine is the glory 

This could be the dawning of that

                                                     day  

* Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus 

* To God be the glory 

* Trust and Obey Trusting Jesus 

* Victory in Jesus 

* We are climbing Jacob’s ladder 

* We shall behold Him 

* We’re marching to Zion 

* We’ve a story to tell to the

                                         nations  

* What a friend we have in Jesus 

* What if it were today 

When all my labors and trials 

                                         are o’er 

* When He shall come 

* When I survey the wondrous

                                                cross  

* When the roll is called up yonder * When we all get to Heaven Whiter than snow 

* Who is on the Lord’s side? 

* Wonderful grace of Jesus 

* Wonderful words of life

Ye servants of God