I love hymns. One of the things I miss most about Moody is singing hymns in Chapel -- organ and all. So, as part of the boys' schooling this summer, they've memorized a few of them. So far, we've done: Holy, Holy, Holy; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; and part of May The Mind of Christ My Savior. They love it, and I love that they are storing up these theologically-rich stanzas in their little minds. They'll hopefully be useful one day, as they have been for me. For worship. For encouragement. For perseverance.
Here is an article by Matthew Smith who puts some of these hymns to new melodies that we can all appreciate. Let me know what you think.