Re: what's your favorite hymn?
So many. From the first week or so after I started learning mandolin I was invited to be part of a band that plays at the local rescue mission. More than 10 years have gone by now, and we are still playing, but a lot of our band members have changed. My wife and I still play, and we decided to teach the mission people all the old hymns we can. We produced a spiral bound songbook and we try to lead and old-time sing-a-long. My favorite to play on the mandolin (and fiddle) is "Are You Washed in the Blood"--played fast. My favorite to sing is "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
I'm with Eddie on "Come Thou Font", but we don't sing that. I'll have to add that to the songbook.
Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is,
When time is broke and no proportion kept!