I like hymns
That makes sense, you being a church organist!
Well played if on the fast side, I don't think a congregation could sing along with this. It comes across as more of a march now. Good steady tempo though.
Thanks. A professional pianist played this hymn as the opening hymn at my cousins wedding in 2012. As I recall it was about this speed. At the church I'm at now, our director/organist usually plays hymns slightly faster than written. Maybe that is rubbing off here. When the lyrics get complex, most of the words are shaved off like "power" becomes "pow'r" and "blessed" becomes "bles'd"