Jim Denison: Why “Holy, Holy, Holy” is the Greatest Hymn of All Time

What is the greatest hymn of all time?

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada recently addressed that question. In their annual conference in Dallas, they voted using their society’s website, on Facebook, and in person during a competition set up with brackets like the NCAA basketball tournament.

If you thought the answer is “Amazing Grace,” you need more grace. It turns out, “Holy, Holy, Holy” won the title.

I can see why.

In times like these, it’s deeply reassuring to sing to God, Holy, holy, holy / Though the darkness hide Thee / Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see / Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee / Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

We may not be able to see God in our culture, but nothing in today’s news changes his eternal character. This is a fact our souls need to claim.

Why Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing movie ever 

In other less-than-surprising news, Avengers: Endgame has passed Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time. The popularity of a film with superheroes strong enough to defeat cataclysmic evil says something interesting about us.

It’s been fifty years and three days since humans first walked on the moon. Across these five decades, life in America has changed in almost unimaginable ways. On every level, it seems that we are a “tale of two cities.”

The information revolution has transformed our culture, from personal computers and mobile phones to the internet and social media. However, pornography and sex trafficking enabled by digital platforms have escalated as well.

Technological advances have revolutionized medical care but also introduced frightening possibilities such as genetically modified babies.

Average income has risen from $9,543.99 in 1969 to $83,143.00 in 2016. However, due to inflation, it takes $667.90 today to buy what $100 would have purchased in 1969.

Home ownership is stagnant: 64.3 percent of Americans owned their home in 196964.2 percent do so todayViolent crime has risen, as have property crime and larceny.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jim Denison