What songs/hymns choke you up?

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I think its a function of my age, but lately I find myself tearing up during certain of the songs and hymns we sing during worship. Today 'How Great Thou Art' was one and that one always gets me, we sang it during my Dad's memorial service. When my mother passed in 2006 I found myself often listening to an Anne Murray CD in my car, and the song "Softly and Tenderly" would have the tears streaming. It was about this time I began my slow journey back to faith, a faith I'd turned by back on some 20 or so years earlier.

Today another song during worship was "What a Wonderful Name", one I've listened to many times on the radio and on youtube....I find myself choking up so much lately, especially when the music speaks to Jesus' ultimate sacrifice.
 

EliBeth

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Today I got choked up while singing, because the congregation stood up without prompting while singing the chorus of "We are Standing on Holy Ground." 💓
 

IFOLLOWHIM

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Just as I am,I come! Rips at my heart felt tear string every time I hear this old hymn!
 

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I think its a function of my age, but lately I find myself tearing up during certain of the songs and hymns we sing during worship. Today 'How Great Thou Art' was one and that one always gets me, we sang it during my Dad's memorial service. When my mother passed in 2006 I found myself often listening to an Anne Murray CD in my car, and the song "Softly and Tenderly" would have the tears streaming. It was about this time I began my slow journey back to faith, a faith I'd turned by back on some 20 or so years earlier.

Today another song during worship was "What a Wonderful Name", one I've listened to many times on the radio and on youtube....I find myself choking up so much lately, especially when the music speaks to Jesus' ultimate sacrifice.
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS - BETTE MIDLER

"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"

"He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Three Wooden Crosses

Roses For Mama

Cat's In The Cradle
https://youtu.be/7OqwKfgLaeA


Just to name a few... off the top of my head...
 

IFOLLOWHIM

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WIND BENEATH MY WINGS - BETTE MIDLER

"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"

"He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Three Wooden Crosses

Roses For Mama

Cat's In The Cradle
https://youtu.be/7OqwKfgLaeA

Just to name a few... off the top of my head...




I love her version of " The Rose" Bette Midler
 

CharliRenee

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WIND BENEATH MY WINGS - BETTE MIDLER

"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"

"He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Three Wooden Crosses

Roses For Mama

Cat's In The Cradle
https://youtu.be/7OqwKfgLaeA


Just to name a few... off the top of my head...
He stopped loving her today...barrrroooooo
 

morefaithrequired

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Jesu man desiring (bach I think)
By your kingly power oh risen Lord
 
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I started attending a new church just over a year ago, and I heard this song for the first time....and it did choke me up. He became sin, that knew no sin, so that He could become my righteousness, He humbled Himself and carried the cross, love so amazing , love so amazing....
 
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tasha66

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"Lacrimosa" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gets me everytime. Lacrimosa, for those who don't know, means 'tears' or 'crying/sobbing' apparently.
The singing is just so wonderful, though the version from YouTube below is a wee bit slower than normal:
 
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tasha66

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Luv this one too by Janet Jackson and Nelly - Call on Me:
I read somewhere that it was written to remind us all to call on God when we need it. (For those of you who don't know, Janet was raised as a Jehovah's Witness). It also reminds me to 'call on friends' when I need it, or to call/contact friends to see how they are doing.
PS: I am not responsible for the amount of flesh she shows in this clip, lol
 

Sackcloth-N-Ashes

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1 I was a wand'ring sheep,
I did not love the fold;
I did not love my Shepherd's voice,
I would not be controlled.
I was a wayward child,
I did not love my home;
I did not love my Father's voice,
I loved afar to roam.

2 The Shepherd sought his sheep,
the Father sought his child;
they followed me o'er vale and hill,
o'er deserts waste and wild:
they found me nigh to death,
famished and faint and lone;
they bound me with the bands of love,
they saved the wand'ring one.

3 Jesus my Shepherd is;
'twas he that loved my soul,
'twas he that washed me in his blood,
'twas he that made me whole;
'twas he that sought the lost,
that found the wand'ring sheep,
'twas he that brought me to the fold,
'tis he that still doth keep.

4 I was a wand'ring sheep,
I would not be controlled;
but now I love my Shepherd's voice,
I love, I love the fold.
I was a wayward child,
I once preferred to roam;
gut now I love my Father's voice,
I love, I love his home.


When I hear this and/or read the words, I feel like crawling under the ground. The lengths my Father went to save me, when I was in rebellion, when I did not love Him. Yet, He was the One who hunted me down, bound me with the bands of love, and saved this wandering one.
 

Sackcloth-N-Ashes

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1 Jesus, Thou art the sinner's Friend;
As such I look to Thee;
Now, in the fulness of Thy love,
O Lord, remember me.

2 Remember Thy pure word of grace,
Remember Calvary's tree,
Remember all Thy dying groans,
And then remember me.

3 Thou wondrous Advocate with God,
I yield my soul to Thee;
While Thou art pleading on the throne,
Dear Lord, remember me.

4 Lord, I am guilty, I am vile,
But Thy salvation's free;
Then, in Thine all-abounding grace,
Dear Lord, remember me.

5 Howe'er forsaken or despised,
Howe'er oppressed I be,
Howe'er forgotten here on earth,
Do Thou remember me.

6 And when I close my eyes in death,
And human help shall flee,
Then, then, my dear redeeming God,
O then remember me.
 

Sackcloth-N-Ashes

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Last night I dreamed
I took a walk
Up Calvary's lonely hill
The things I saw
With my own eyes
Could not have been more real

I saw upon three crosses
Three men in agony;
One cried out for mercy
And the third man looked at me

And oh, the hurt in this man's eyes
It just broke my heart in two!
It seemed I could hear him say
"I'm doing this all for you."

I knelt beneath the third man's cross
And humbly bowed my head
I reached out to touch his feet
And it stained my hands with blood

In agonizing pain He cried,
I raised my eyes to see;
The blood which flowed from the third man's side
Some of it fell on me

The third man wore a crown of thorns
Spikes held him to the tree
I heard him say, "My God, My God
Why hast thou forsaken me?"

And there among the mighty crowd
The ones who mocked Him cried
"If thou art King, then save Thyself!"
And then the third man died

Suddenly, I heard the thunders roll
The lightening pierced the sky
Then third man was still hanging there
And I began to cry

I saw the mountains break in two
The veil was rent in twain
I saw the dead raise from their graves
And walk on earth again


A time like this had never been
Twas darkness everywhere
When I awoke from my dream
My eyes were filled with tears
 
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tasha66

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This is from my home country of wee bonny Scotland. The bagpipes in this always make me cry:

The 2006 movie 'Amazing Grace' starring Ioan Gruffud & Benedict Cumberbatch is incredible too - a must see. It documents the fight against the British slave trade, which of course, became the International Slave Trade (still going on today in many countries).

For those of you who don't know, 'Amazing Grace' was written by an Anglican clergyman, John Newton, who (amongst other things), was involved for many years in the slave trade and profited from it. He eventually renounced all of it and his wealth, and spent years in a convent apparently, condemning himself and could never forgive himself for the suffering he had caused his fellow human beings. I think in the movie he was portrayed as committing suicide, though Wikipedia states differently.