Taking the liberty of publishing this direct message from my good friend Tony. Unable to use Twitlonger to DM back, I had to go down the open route in reply. My list was as follows:
1) A Mighty Fortress is our God (Martin Luther)
How could you talk about Reformation hymns and not include this one? Luther actually wrote a number of hymns, but this is the one by which he will always be remembered. I think it includes the whole defying spirit of the Reformation as it struggled out from under the jackboot of Rome.
2) Grace Tis A Charming Sound (Philip Doddridge)
Summarising the "grace alone" sola of the Reformation. Quote Calvinistic too in its application:
"Twas grace that wrote my name in Life's eternal book."
3) And Can it be that I should gain? (Charles Wesley)
A great testimony hymn to the work of the new birth. As previously observed: I always feel that George Whitefield was breathing down Charles' neck while he wrote this one as it is quite Calvinist too.
4) No more veil God bids me enter (Francis Bevan)
Emphasing here the "Priesthood of all believers" - another great Protestant doctrine.
5) Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (Isaac Watts)
Emphasising the great Protestant emphasis on missionary work and world wide evangelism - which is still ongoing today.
Plenty of other hymns out there which were worthy of a mention, but the question was set at five.
Other posts on hymns:
* What are Fundamentalists singing about? * Does God want your puff pastries? * Solid Hymns I love to sing * Charitee's great hymn from 1859 Ulster Revival (Graphic)
* "I'm glad I got lost.." Really? * Fanny Crosby - Protestant hymnwriter
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