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5 Beautiful Hymns We Rarely Sing, But Totally Should

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Elder Jay E. Jensen once said “Hymns play an essential role in spirituality, revelation, and conversion.” Since Emma Smith released the first LDS hymnal in 1835 to today, Latter-day Saints around the world have found great joy in worshiping through music. Over time, some hymns have become more prominent than others. Classics such as “The Spirit of God,” “I am a Child of God,” and “I Need Thee Every Hour” are known worldwide.

However, there are some hidden gems in our hymnal that are too beautiful not to know about. Here are a few we came up with. Let us know your favorite “rare” hymn in the comments below.

Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee – Hymn #99


Our favorite lyric:


Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee–
Let me by holiness be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
When all my trials are done,
When my reward I have won,
Take, oh, take, and cherish me,
Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

Come, Ye Disconsolate – Hymn #115

 Our favorite lyric:

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish;
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts; here tell your anguish.
Earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot heal.


Lean on My Ample Arm – Hymn #120


Our favorite lyric:

Lean on my ample arm,
O thou depressed!
And I will bid the storm
Cease in thy breast.
Whate’er thy lot may be
On life’s complaining sea,
If thou wilt come to me,
Thou shalt have rest.
If thou wilt come to me,
Thou shalt have rest.

Does the Journey Seem Long? – Hymn #127

Our favorite lyric:
Let your heart be not faint
Now the journey’s begun;
There is One who still beckons to you.
So look upward in joy
And take hold of his hand;
He will lead you to heights that are new–

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire – Hymn #145


Our favorite lyric:

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye
When none but God is near.



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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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