Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm preparing to go on my mission by trying to learn some hymns on the piano. Do you have aoubt 10-15 hymns that you think would be most beneficial to learn, and aren't that difficult?
Also do you have any suggestions for mission plaque scriptures?
I don't know about "beneficial" but here's my "to learn someday" list of hymns.
No sharps, no flats
27-Praise to the Man
105-Master, the Tempest is Raging
106-God Speed the Right
116-Come, Follow Me
128-When Faith Endures
130-Be Thou Humble
152-God Be with You till We Meet Again
239-Choose the Right
243-Let Us All Press On
249-Called to Serve
258-O Thou Rock of Our Salvation
280-Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning
309-As Sisters in Zion
338-America the Beautiful
7-Israel, Israel, God is Calling
100-Nearer, My God, to Thee
124-Be Still, My Soul
125-How Gentle God's Commands
142-Sweet Hour of Prayer
143-Let the Holy Spirit Guide
199-He is Risen!
270-I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
303-Keep the Commandments
339-My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Difficult or not, I want to be able to play A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief someday.
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief is actually a lot easier than it looks. Playing four flats is WAY easier than four (or even 2-3) sharps, and starts to feel pretty intuitive. Besides, with seven verses to practice, you'll get it right before too long.
In terms of mission plaque scriptures, choose something that is important to you. If you can't think of one, choose a scripture mastery, like Helaman 5:12 or Nephi 3:7. But you probably want to find something a little more personal.