Lis Osborne’s Desert Island Hymns

These are 6 of my favourite hymns/songs. It was so hard to stick to just 6 as I love so many of them!!​

How Great Thou Art

My first one “How Great Thou Art” is one of my all-time favourites, giving glory to God and “When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur” always reminds me of walking holidays in The Lake District with my lovely husband Derek, our time at the Keswick Convention and childhood holidays camping. In our older age, we’ve upgraded to a caravan!

The Power of the Cross

I am a bit of a fan of Stuart Townend songs. They are beautiful and so God-given, God- inspired.
I love this song. It serves as a reminder of what Jesus did for me, for you, taking my sins with Him to the cross, the agony he bore for me, for you. Words cannot describe what He went through. Thank you Lord! I stand forgiven at the cross.

There is a Hope

My 3rd song, again by Stuart Townend and for my Dad! Its a quiet, reflective song and we played it a lot when my Dad was waiting “to go home” last year. It reminds us that Christ is our hope and that as Christians, we are living for that day when we are “truly home”.
Norman Bingham – Rejoicing In Paradise!

Thine be the Glory

A good old classic! I love this old hymn – no explanation needed!

Thou Art Worthy

This is an old chorus too! “Thou Art Worthy”. Revelation 4 v 11 says “Our Lord and God! You are worthy to receive glory, honour and power. For You created all things, and by Your will they were given existence and life”. God’s creation is amazing! I love watching the birds God created in our garden, each with their own personality and markings., the butterflies and flowers. We are truly blessed to be able to enjoy God’s creation. Thank You Lord!

Behold the Lamb

Last but by no means least, “Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)”. I have many memories of thousands of people in the main tent at the Keswick Convention singing this prayerfully whilst passing Communion to each other. A reminder of why we take Communion and “Our call to follow in the steps of Christ, as His body here on earth” – is a reminder to show others God’s love.

Millenium Prayer

Ok, so I said number 6 was my last choice!
I couldn’t help but add this really, really last one!
I know its not Christmas but you know its Christmas in our house when Derek and I get this CD out and sing at the top of our voices to it!
What better prayer to sing at the birth of our Lord, the prayer He taught us.

3 replies to Lis Osborne’s Desert Island Hymns

  1. What a brilliant, personal and uplifting collection!! Great choices that have made me smile and remind me how blessed I am to know God’s love and see Him in you too! Peace and love be yours always Lis. X

  2. Bless you Caroline! Thank you! Glad you enjoyed my choices! We are very blessed to have God’s love and the opportunity to show it to others. May you feel God’s love & peace. With love, Lis x

  3. thanks Lis..inspired me to think of mine..but you seem to have nipped in first with all the greats, such treasures all. xsue

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