I always get real hymny around Christmas time, so I figured I post a few hymns that are obscure, yet really solid. Maybe you can talk your music minister into playing these as a nice change of pace amidst the Christmas carols. I’ll start it off with this really good but obscure hymn written by Josiah Conder. And lest you think he was a Presbyterian, he wasn’t. He was a Congregationalist. Enjoy!
My Lord, I Did Not Choose You
My Lord, I did not choose you, for that could never be;
my heart would still refuse you had you not chosen me.
You took the sin that stained me, you cleansed me, made me new;
for you, Lord, had ordained me that I should live in you.
Unless your grace had called me and taught my opening mind,
the world would have enthralled me, to heavenly glories blind.
My heart knows none above you; for you I long, I thirst,
and know that, if I love you, Lord, you have loved me first.