After many years of not having one, (I left the Anglican Church many years ago), I've just acquired a new hymnbook, and it feels as if I've won the jackpot! The feelings of nostalgia that the hymns evoke are unbelievable. It's not really that I miss the Anglican church services, it's more the memories of my school days when we used to sing hymns from this book every morning at school assembly. A hymn book was among the required list of books on starting school.
I still remember many of the songs word for word and even the hymn numbers. The feeling of upliftment I have when I sing these hymns is indescribable. Modern praise and worship music definitely has its place in devotional life but I just know that my times of worship will be greatly enriched because of this reunion with my long-lost love :-) :-)