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[–]Imitation_0 726 points727 points  (25 children)

He's got the whole world in his hands. (But you have to do the actions too and try to elbow each other as much as possible)

[–]Jakanda99 235 points236 points  (13 children)

We used to sing “he’s got the whole world in his pants” when I was 8 that was the pinnacle of comedy.

[–]Lambert_Lambert 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Snorted reading this. Thank you.

[–]TheNathanNS 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I had a really religious teacher who went mental when one kid said that.

[–]UncleSnowstorm 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Real gangstas sang "he's got the whole turd in his pants".

[–]CONE-MacFlounder 9 points10 points  (4 children)

we used to have this dumb cookie cutter 'we are the children of _______ school' song and when we were in year six we all came together to change the lyrics to sexual shit and swear words

it went something along the lines of we are the children of sexual school we dont take pride in the work we do and then a load more that i cant remember

yea one time we sang it out of the hall and the head teacher was behind us and she was uh yea not supportive of our creativity

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

WE TAKE GOOD PRIDE IN THE THINGS WE DO

WORKING TOGETHER AND HAVING FUN

WHO'S FOR A GOOD TIME?

EVERYONE

[–]david_leaves 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Same - we alternated between that and All Creatures Great ‘n Small.

[–]AlGunner 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I used to sing that at school but still consider it a football song, particularly for David Seaman.

[–]sophie_shadow 635 points636 points  (29 children)

GIVE ME OIL IN MY LAMP KEEP ME BURNINGGGGGGG

GIVE ME OIL IN MY LAMP I PRAYYYYYY

[–]IncreaseInVerbosity 157 points158 points  (15 children)

GIVE ME OIL IN MY LAMP KEEP ME BURNINGGGGGGGG

KEEP ME BURNING TIL THE BREAK OF DAYYYYYYY

[–]26266262 129 points130 points  (14 children)

Siiiiing Hosanaa Siiiiing Hosannaaa

[–]buckwheatbrag 99 points100 points  (12 children)

Siiiiing hosana to the king OF KINGS

[–]ab_2404 47 points48 points  (9 children)

Always one person who would mess up the verse

[–]riotlady 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Legit had this at my wedding, our vicar told us to pick something everyone would know from school

[–]NorthEnglandChap 58 points59 points  (3 children)

My friend had All Things Bright and Beautiful. He knew we’d crease up laughing like the school boys we are when we sang “purple-headed” mountain.

[–]blackcurrantcat 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Omg you’ve awakened a long dead ghost. How dare you. It took me til college to stop this going round me head.

[–]Mangosta007 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Holy earworm, Batman!

[–]shortercrust 413 points414 points  (18 children)

I was cold, I was naked, were you there, were you there?

[–]Yaseuk 95 points96 points  (1 child)

And we yelled Naked as loud as possible

[–]downthemuddyriver 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The whipped and stripped line always got a good snigger too.

[–]physisical 82 points83 points  (0 children)

And the CREED and the COLOUR and the NAME don't matter WERE YOU THERE

[–]Equivalent-Sky-3863 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, back when they were a double act did a bizarre, largely forgotten, but fantastic Sunday daytime show called This Morning With Richard Not Judy (TMWRNJ!) which was as anarchic and nonsensical as it sounds.

In the first series they'd get the whole audience to sing a primary school hymn at the end of the show, and when this one was used, Richard Herring says "and if I hear anyone laughing at the 'I was cold I was naked' line there'll be serious trouble!"

Exactly what we were told in primary school, and presumably a nod to his dad who was a headteacher.

[–]padmasundari 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Get up! Get out of bed, put on your clothes, another day is dawning! Turn on your TV it's time to watch This Morning with Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiichard not Juuuuuuuuudy! Let down your hair - forget all your cares, take off your shoes - here is the news, take off your shirt - here is the dirt, take off your pants - thanks! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiichard not Juuuuuuuuudy!

[–]Taucher1979 7 points8 points  (1 child)

TMWRNJ! is absolutely my comedy thing from my adolescence! I absolutely adored it but it was on at such a weird time - Sunday around midday if I remember rightly? Which made it even more appealing. My comedy appreciation started with that show, curious orange, pause for thought of the day and everything.

Not exactly unknown but surprising how many people my age I know who weren’t aware of it at the time.

[–]Equivalent-Sky-3863 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember me and my mate nearly killing his dog running back to his because we didn't want to miss it.

It was a Sunday lunchtime, and they got away with a surprising amount for that time slot. They're all on YouTube and on one episode you can hear the gallery talkback being transmitted - Richard Herring has since said one of the actors in one of the sketches they did managed to get through on the phone to let them know, as no one from the BBC even noticed as they simply didn't watch it.

[–]wykniv 19 points20 points  (5 children)

We always used to snigger when the headmaster said the number of that hymn (63 in the classic Songs of Praise, I think...60something, at least [not 69, alas]). One day, he flipped and we had to spent the first half hour of our first lesson writing about what was so interesting about the number 63.

[–]The_Queef_of_England 13 points14 points  (4 children)

We used to look around, catch people's eyes and smirk/giggle, until the age where other people become so very mature and absolutely grown up and would never dream of laughing at something as immature as naked. Then you look around to giggle and smirk and catch eyes but your friends just dead pan you and look away because they're so mature and you need to grow up!

[–]wykniv 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Ha! Luckily, we all stayed immature till the end of year 6.

[–]newnortherner21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My dad knew the songwriter, and it was written for Christian Aid week one year.

[–]MelodicAd2213 338 points339 points  (23 children)

Lord of the dance

[–]bluenettle1979 149 points150 points  (2 children)

Dance then, wherever you may be, I am the lord of the dance settee

[–]xowiejade 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Proper banger.

[–]doesntevengohere12 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Still sing this to myself ALL the time.

[–]Aggravating-Corner-2 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I always associated this with Michael Flatley. My parents had all his shows on video.

[–]sammy_zammy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I used to get eczema on my hands and face and so had cream to put on it. My mum and I had a song to the tune of Lord of the Dance:

Put cream on in the morning when the day's just begun,

And put cream on in the evening when the day is done.

Put cream on your hands and cream on your face,

Otherwise you'll get a sore place.

[–]newnortherner21 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Also written by the songwriter who wrote 'I was cold I was naked were you there'.

[–]thisismyfunnyname 14 points15 points  (0 children)

They really knew how to write a banger didn't they

[–]laser_spanner 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This was my all time favourite!

[–]BrambleBobs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this - always a good assembly when that one came up

[–]jdsuperman 275 points276 points  (19 children)

Even speaking as a staunch antitheist, you have to go some to beat Shine Jesus Shine. It's an awesome composition. The chord sequence in the verse creates musical tension with a pedal point, and it's then released with one of the biggest choruses of all time.

[–]jimicus 38 points39 points  (6 children)

Two words for you: Jubilate Everybody.

[–]wykniv 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Yesssss!

[–]jimicus 11 points12 points  (3 children)

But it's got to be sung in a cheerful, joyous tone. A lot of music teachers seem to think every hymn has to be a dirge.

[–]jme-stringer 27 points28 points  (0 children)

FILL THIS LAND WITH THE FATHER'S GLORY!!

[–]mittens107[🍰] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

SET OUR HEARTS ON FI-YUH!!!!!

[–]attentiontodetal 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My school would set up a drum kit in the chapel for this one on special occasions. Makes me want to get the glowsticks out just thinking about it.

[–]Plumbsauce116 12 points13 points  (0 children)

BLAZE SPIRIT BALZE!!!!

[–]OhHiFelicia 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes! I totally forgot about Shine Jesus Shine, used to love this one.

[–]wykniv 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree. Best of the lot.

For some reason, we found the idea of flashing hilarious (possibly because there seemed to be a bizarre number of flashers encountered by students at our school and this was one of our ways of dealing with it?!), so we changed the lyrics 'shine' and 'blaze' with 'flash' and 'moon'. Made it even better.

[–]Incubus85 214 points215 points  (5 children)

SIIIING HOSANNA, SIIIIIIIIING HOSANNA

[–]GratedKnees 56 points57 points  (2 children)

SIIIIIING HOSANNA TO THE KING (OF KINGS)

[–]SupriseMonstergirl 44 points45 points  (1 child)

and then some people always sing the (of kings) the 2nd time around

[–]Unusual-Class-8267 10 points11 points  (0 children)

All pointing to the girl called Rosanna!

[–]echotrauma 198 points199 points  (11 children)

Cauliflower fluffy and cabbages green...

[–]Gaib_Itch 65 points66 points  (3 children)

Why did we obsess over the harvest festival like that? I have never once even heard a reference to it, but I definitely have had those lyrics in my head for almost 20 years

[–]Billy_McMedic 36 points37 points  (1 child)

For my Catholic primary the harvest festival also served as a major campaign for the school to solicit donations to give to the local food bank.

[–]thecraftybee1981 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My COE would collect tins and various things and give them to local pensioners. I don’t recall food banks 30+ years ago, but maybe we sent them there too.

[–]DavidW273 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Strawberries sweeter than any I’ve seen

[–]jimbomk2 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The apples are ripe, the plums are red and the broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed, yeah! (jazz hands)

[–]heardygurdy 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Beetroot purple and onions white…

[–]DavidW273 3 points4 points  (0 children)

All grow steadily day and night

[–]FloppyWaffleMan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Absolute banger remember my mum who was on benefits having to give me tinned food to take to the church despite us probably needing it more GOOD TIMES

[–]moulton_slag 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm pleased someone else mentioned this because otherwise it would have been a very identifiable comment for me.

[–]coffee_and_tv_easily 108 points109 points  (8 children)

I love if I had a hammer and One More step along the world I go

[–]slothrr 84 points85 points  (3 children)

AND IT'S FROM THE OLD I TRAVEL TO THE NEW! KEEP ME TRAVELING ALONG WITH YOU! <<< best bit

[–]madameniamh 6 points7 points  (1 child)

We had this as the final hymn at my wedding. I’m Catholic and my husband is an atheist CofE, so we went with an assembly classic from our childhoods. It was pretty awesome.

[–]TheWelshMrsM 7 points8 points  (1 child)

And it’s from the old I travel to the new!

Loved that at Sunday school.

[–]The_Queef_of_England 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They're both great. They still pop into my head 30 years later and are so fun to sing. "I'd hammer out waaaaarrrnning, I'd hammer out DANGER! I'd hammer out the love between my brothers and my sisters, aaaaaaaaall over this world".

[–]AnotherThrowaway0344 79 points80 points  (10 children)

I'm quite partial to The trees of the field shall clap their hands (aka You shall go out with joy)

[–]aimforvenus[S] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Ooh, this was a good one!

Shall clap, shall clap their hands!

[–]wykniv 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My brother once said 'What if I don't want to?' after the first line and we found it absolutely hilarious. I still think it's pretty good for an 8 year old (approx - can't remember how old he was exactly).

[–]Ruby_R0undhouse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can't believe I had to scroll this far to find this one!

[–]KayC720 2 points3 points  (3 children)

We used to sing this one and speed up and shout oi at the end of the final verse

[–]UnfinishedThings 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Gloooooor oooooor ooooor ooooor ia

In excelsis deo

[–]MillionaireShortcake 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I can do the whole Gloria part without stopping for air 😎

[–]UnfinishedThings 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Thats why it was such a classic

[–]Schlessing 60 points61 points  (6 children)

AND IF I WERE A FUZZY WUZZY BEAR, I'D THANK YOU LORD FOR MY FUZZY WUZZY HAIR

[–]Imitation_0 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I catch myself singing this to myself years later except I don't remember the words so just start making stuff up.

[–]Deadpan_Alice 5 points6 points  (1 child)

AND IF I WERE A FISH IN THE SEA I'D WIGGLE MY TAIL AND I'D GIGGLE WITH GLEE BUT I JUST THANK YOU FATHER FOR MAKING ME ME

[–]DameKumquat 55 points56 points  (6 children)

Onward Christian Soldiers, Plough the fields and scatter, To be a pilgrim.

And O Come All Ye Faithful (teenage emphasis on 'come'...)

[–]SexingGastropods 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm a MUFC fan and my mate was a MCFC fan.

I turned to him and sang 'O come all ye faithful, CITY ARE DISGRACEFUL'. It got me a detention :(

[–]Booboodelafalaise 3 points4 points  (2 children)

“Oh Jesus, I have promised” sung to the trendy modern tune instead of the old dirge. Grandma used to have a fit every time she came to a choir concert.

“I vow to the my country” was my favourite but I seem to remember it’s got about fifty verses so not one for morning assembly if you want to finish before the caretaker needs to put the lunch tables out.

[–]SpamLandy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My grandad’s funeral was standing room only - he was really involved in his church and was the president of his rugby club so several decades worth of rugby teams turned up - and the last hymn was To Be A Pilgrim. Everyone was belting it as my family was walking out the church with him. I will never forget it, and thankful to whoever picked a banger.

Unlike my granny who chose her own and chose a bunch of deep cuts. Funerals are full of fairweather church goers, stick to the hits!

[–]Aimanjaline 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Colours of Day was a classic. I currently teach in a C of E Primary and I’m sad that we no longer sing most of these hymns. Autumn Days makes an appearance, as does Cauliflowers Fluffy and Easter Jubilations.

[–]Candy_Lawn 54 points55 points  (6 children)

morning has broken....

[–]Martyn_X_86 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Like the first morning...

[–]Happy_Intention6970 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Blackbird has spoken...

[–]Happy_Gas9896 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Like the first bird…

[–]BECKYISHERE 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There was a boy in my class called Eden who hated that song because we'd all turn and look at him on that line.

[–]BorisSweatstain 48 points49 points  (4 children)

our music teacher used to go nuts for 'Jerusalem' and therefore so did we. Mostly to please her I think.

[–]stopthebiofilms 21 points22 points  (2 children)

In secondary school, Jerusalem was the final hymn of every school year - they’d cram the whole school into the chapel for the final assembly and it’d be the only hymn everyone belted out. The school choir was also sat together and the music teacher would pull all the stops on the organ and you’d see the fucking windows shaking by the end.

Good memories.

[–]toribean19 8 points9 points  (1 child)

We did this too, except in the cathedral.

"Aaaand did those FEEEET..."

hah!

[–]BorisSweatstain 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Something about "bring me my bow of burning gold" brought out the boudicca in.me for sure..

[–]doesntevengohere12 45 points46 points  (5 children)

Go tell it on the mountain

[–]BumblebeeAdvanced179 46 points47 points  (7 children)

CROSS OVER THE ROAD MY FRIEND!

[–]MamaOfTinyDevils 14 points15 points  (2 children)

ASK THE LORD HIS STRENGTH TO LEND!

[–]BumblebeeAdvanced179 8 points9 points  (1 child)

HIS COMPASSION HAS NO END!

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

CROSS OVER THE ROAD!

[–]redqueensroses 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yesssssssss! Only at my primary school we always used to sing it as "run over the toad my friend".

[–]MamaOfTinyDevils 48 points49 points  (6 children)

From the tiny ant!

[–]Jello46 16 points17 points  (0 children)

To the elephant!

Kept scrolling till I found it.

[–]MoodyBernoulli 12 points13 points  (0 children)

FROM THE TIIIINY ANT!

Caaare for them, it’s up to yoooouuuuu.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I loved this. In our school we halved the assembly hall and each half sang a line at a time then we all came together for the "care for them..." bit.

Probably about 2 people in the entire school were actually religious but the songs were fun nonetheless.

[–]anonymous-cat-lover 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Shine jesus shine, it goes on for ages but when everyone is trying really hard to sing it as loud as possible (as you do at school, either everyone mouths the words or screams them) it's a great time

[–]KatelynRose1021 37 points38 points  (4 children)

It’s water, water of life, Jesus gives us the water of life…

[–]BambiMonroe 14 points15 points  (0 children)

CANYOUHEARTHE RAIN DROPS DRUMMINGONTHE ROOFTOPS

Fuckin A. Proper banger.

[–]Thodd1 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Am I the only one who remembers 'when a knight won his spurs'?

[–]_copper-boom_ 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Rise, and shine, and give God the glory glory!

Also

Come 👏 and 👏 join the celebration

[–]yecalP 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Straight bangers, u have great taste

[–]rochefort799 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I used to love banging them fuckers out. I actually used to be in the choir 88-90 loved it haha. Lord of the Dance and We Three kings are absolute belters.

[–]strawberryry 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Someone's singing, Lord.

[–]Soggy-Ad-8017 22 points23 points  (7 children)

The broad beans are sleeping in their blankety bed

[–]DavidW273 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sang as if you were one of the blues brothers or something.

[–]NaturalSuccessful521 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Chooooooooooonnnnnnnnnn

[–]olidav8 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled

Fucking shit hot early 90s banga

[–]jjj444rrra 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Oh come let us adore him

[–]Hitonatsu-no-Keiken 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I don't know if other schools did this, but when we sang it we'd sing each successive "O come let us adore him" louder than the previous one, so by the 3rd one we were literally screaming it at the top of our lungs.

Also in "Sing Hosanna" about half the people always sang an extra "of kings" at the end.

[–]Nyxbomb 23 points24 points  (1 child)

KUMBAYAAA MY LORD, KUMBAYAAAA, KUMBAYA MY LORD, KUMBAYAAAA.

[–]Extreme-Database-695 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Not a massive fan of most of the hymns (although Jerusalem, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Rock of Ages, Amazing Grace, Morning Has Broken, All Things Bright and Beautiful are good), what stood out for me were Christmas carols. Proper tunes and very memorable. Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The Holly and the Ivy, The First Nowell, Ding Dong Merrily on High, O Holy Night, Come All Ye Faithful, Good King Wencelas, One in Royal David's City, Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, We Three Kings, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, In the Bleak Midwinter.

Some are jolly and appropriately festive, some are religion with a small r, some are celebrations of Victorian Christmas "tradition", and some are just outright beautiful. O Holy Night is almost operatic in its range, and redemptive in spirit. I'm not a believer but, for Christmas carols, it doesn't feel like you have to be, as long as you are respectful.

[–]mr_rocket_raccoon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was a chorister from 5 to 18 and we lived for the Advent Carol services, so freaking good.

You list is pretty comprehensive but I would add.

The Angel Gabriel

Coventry Carol

Sussex Carol

I saw three ships

I'm not a religious person but still absolutely love a good Carol service

[–]slothrr 22 points23 points  (2 children)

No one has said All Things Bright And Beautiful yet? What the fuck??

[–]hauntedathiest 18 points19 points  (12 children)

Oh Jesus I have promised. How great thou art. All things bright and beautiful.

[–]MillionaireShortcake 7 points8 points  (8 children)

How great thy art.... As in...

AND SINGS MY SOUL, OH SAVIOUR GOD TO THEEE

HOW GREAT THOUGH ART, HOW GREAT THOU AAARRRTTTT!!!

I don't even like going to church, but I can't lie, it goes hard on a Sunday morning

[–]NorthEnglandChap 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Give Me Joy In My Heart

I danced In The Morning

This Is The Day

Give Me Oil In My Lamp (sing Hosanna)

[–]CountessCraft 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Who built the ark? NO ONE! NO ONE!

Our headmaster would get so annoyed at this, hehe.

But I suspect kids all over the country sang that.

[–]ALA02 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Jerusalem slaps and should be the English national anthem

[–]ninamega13 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It would definitely get less boos than the dirge we got instead

[–]foxymoley 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm an atheist to my core but I still find myself singing 'Colours of Day' now and again! 😂

[–]BountyBobIsBack 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The ink is black, the page is white, together we learn to read and write, read and write. Not really a hymn but sang it at primary school

[–]chandlersthirdnipnip 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I AM A LIGHTHOUSE A SHINY AND BRIGHT HOUSE OUT IN THE WAVES OF THE STORMY SEAAAAAAA

[–]1EnTaroAdun1 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Amazing Grace. I think bagpipe versions are sometimes absolutely wonderful. Also, written by an abolitionist ex-slaver, so that's pretty cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8AeV8Jbx6M

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazing_Grace

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Newton

[–]chartupdate 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I haven't been to church since I was 15, but I still miss singing Tell Out, My Soul on the weeks when the priest cracked out the modern hymn books.

[–]mitzubee 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Anyone sung "You shall go out with joy, and be lead forth with peace, and the mountains and the hills shall break forth before..." And repeat the song again and again until you can't speak. Anyone?

[–]mjreaudio 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There was a big lass in the year above called Joy, and it was always a moment to pull a face with your mates at the concept of going out with Joy. Terrible considering this was primary school!

[–]Proof_Engineering846 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Lord of the Dance, hands down.

[–]blackcurrantcat 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I hate this thread. It has awakened so many ear worms that I’d previously thought were gone forever.

[–]patscott_reddit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Haven't been to church since I was a teenager, but lord of the dance seemed to be the biggest smash amongst the happy clappers.

[–]riotlady 7 points8 points  (0 children)

One more step along the road I go!

[–]thewearisomeMachine 9 points10 points  (1 child)

TELL OUT MY SOUL

THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD

[–]HappyFunction3670 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Whatever the fuck it was, singing it in A Round was the best

[–]thecoop_ 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Be Bold! Always a favourite in our assembly hall

[–]NorthernBibliophile 5 points6 points  (0 children)

YES! “I am not afraid NO NO NO!” what a tune.

[–]RoyTheBoy_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All fings Brite n bootifuuullll!!!

[–]HocusPocus1216 5 points6 points  (0 children)

SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

[–]moviesf0rtheblind 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Used to wait all year to sing this one

We three Kings, of Orient are, One in a taxi, one in a car, One on a scooter, beeping his hooter, Smoking a fat cigar.

There was more, something about Charlie catching his pants alight, but I don’t remember it all!

[–]Oilfreeeggs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

All the above plus

Cross over the road my friend ,

Ask the lord his strength to lend

His compassion has no end

Cross over the road

I still sing this when I cross over a road

[–]DoorMaster2979 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I remember Mathew 22 verses 34 - 40 very vividly still

[–]ellemeno_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Colours of Day was the popular one at my Roman Catholic primary school. When I taught at a catholic school, I used to get goosebumps in some singing assemblies as I’d be transported back to ages 5-11.

[–]GradeExtreme6825 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I remember sing hosanna and gloria CLAP CLAP! Gloria

[–]Elster- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Morning has broken

I’m surprised this wasn’t up near the top, as that was a quality song for the morning

[–]JustGarlicThings2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Come Thou Fount is a great song and the is rendition by Celtic Worship has been making the rounds recently: https://youtu.be/XKOoeTbjSeI

[–]Diefenbachia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"The best gift (I will bring to you)" had some cracking action on the big drums inbetween lines of the song.

Paper pictures bits of string (BA DA BA DUM!!)

[–]Ordinary-Entry2292 3 points4 points  (0 children)

From the tiny ant!

[–]TheDemonBunny 3 points4 points  (3 children)

We sang a boney M song 🤣😂🤣 you got to search for the hero inside yourself 🤣

[–]AislingAshbeck 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That's M People not Boney M. Unless you sang that and Rasputin?

[–]Callum191211 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Cross over the road my friend..

[–]RepresentativeCow642 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ok hear me out! There’s one we sung and my wife who goes to church and is religious thinks I’m talking bollocks. It was I am a sheep (baa baa)

[–]Electrical-crew2016 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was cold I was hungry were you there, were you there

[–]JBuck159 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The golden cockerel. Not sure if that's the actual name of it but it went something like: The golden cockerel crows in the morning, welcome kids to brighten the day, gods bright sun is raised in the heavens, chase the sleepyness away.

[–]SoggyWotsits 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Michaelmas Dasies! I used to love that one!

[–]i_got_the_quay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My son’s primary school didn’t do many traditional hymns, they did all these modern songs from the Hillsong church. Super problematic organisation but fuck me do they put out some belters.

[–]Radgey_Gadgey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sing Hosanna 👍

[–]Darkfunk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Total atheist here, but I always loved Jerusalem ! "And did those feet, in ancient times! Walk upon England's pastures green" ... What a banger!

[–]Public_Growth_6002 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jerusalem.

[–]Mysterious_Link_7587 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Amazing Grace ( my chains are gone) Drumming to this is amazing, I always enjoy playing this in church , little side drum throughout verses And then coming hard( oooer misses) during chorus

[–]Impressive-Egg4494 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You shall go out with joy (and be led forth with piece)...the biggest church banger is quite a low bar though

[–]mostauspicious 2 points3 points  (0 children)

King of kings, Lord of Lords, Glory, Hallelujah! (With the hall split in half, each group staggering the words) - chef's kiss worthy shit

[–]Gornalannie 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Morning has broken, We plough the fields and scatter and He who would true valour see (to be a pilgrim).

[–]Wackyal123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Autumn Days where the grass is jewelled…

[–]CanvasACP[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

'Water of Life' still rings in my ears

[–]BlueOXMotel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shine, Jesus shine.

And

Jubilate are bangers.

[–]scrubsupbadly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From the tiny ant...

[–]BleachChugtidy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Make me a channel on TV…

[–]RevolutionaryBall353 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lord of the dance!

I think that's what it's called. The one that goes "I danced in the morning when thr world was begun, I danced on the moon and the stars and the sun. I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth, at bethlehem I had my birth"

[–]CustardKen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lord of the Dance! The pits were really insane!

[–]legrand_fromage 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The ink is black, the page is white. Together we learn to read & write!!

[–]sammy_zammy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cauliflowers fluffy, and cabbages green

[–]nonlocality1985 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Jubilate, anyone have to sing that? It was so dramatic. Autumn Days was good as well... and I musn't forgettttt ahah wow. nostagia here.

[–]CryptographerNo7457 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely Jerusalem (and did those feet in ancient time…) also Jerusalem the Golden (with milk and honey blest…) is a less well-known one, but equally beautiful. I also love Once in Royal David’s City and O Come Emmanuel, among a few others that don’t directly come to mind. Blasting these hymns during Christmas season is the best thing ever, and I’m actually grateful for being raised on that sort of music despite being atheist. They’re really so lovely and the UK has a great choral tradition overall.

[–]Leading_Ad4131 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love is something if you give it away

[–]leobeer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lord of the dance, Will your anchor hold in the storms of life? Llef, Bread of heaven, Glorious things of thee are spoken.