Some people collect precious stones or gems, fancy cars, or coins from mints past. My mom collects Moonstone – beautiful glassware – and has plenty of it! Many of these things, after you’ve accumulated quite a spread, could possibly rake in thousands of dollars if sold. My fetish isn’t quite so monetarily rewarding.
I’m the weird guy who collects hymnals. Yes, that’s right… hymnals. I have almost every Baptist Hymnal published, plus some Methodist, Catholic, American Baptist, “Non-Denominational,” Church of Christ, and Salvation Army hymnals. Whatever flavor you prefer, I probably have one or two for you. In fact, I recently scored a Christian Science hymnal from the 60’s at a local antique shop in town.
Sometimes, a church member will ask me if I have music for some off-the-wall hymn I’ve never heard of before. Then I get to break out my hymnal collection and go to work. If it has been published in a hymnal, I probably have it.
My pastor and I were recently talking about some of the strange hymn titles from our history. I’ve got to tell you, there are some that will just blow your mind. This short blog is my list of:
Grace and Peace,