As I was selecting hymns for my last Sunday at Lancaster First UMC which will be June 14, it became very apparent to me that there are many hymns that would be inappropriate to use for this occasion. Thankfully, I have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with my congregation over these past six years and my actual hymn choices for my final Sunday will be nothing like these!
In the spirit of not taking ourselves too seriously in the church, I offer this list of the top 10 most inappropriate hymns for a pastor's last Sunday.
Hail Thee, Festival Day
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done
He Never Said a Mumbalin' Word
Rock-a-Bye, My Dear Little Boy
Filled with Excitement, All the Happy Throng
When the Church of Jesus Shuts It's Outer Door
And the top most inappropriate hymn for a pastor's last Sunday is...
Move Me, Move Me