The National Association of Pastoral Musicians would like to know what you think.
They have a survey up, in which you can tell them the name of a liturgical "song" that's made a difference in your life. With the reasons. Go for it.
(Note: Bloggers post links to surveys for a couple of reasons. Sometimes they simply want to alert their readers to a survey that really is attempting to get a cross-section opinion, and the blogger wants to make sure that his or her readers' opinions are noted. Sometimes bloggers post links to surveys because they want to skew the results for an organization they don't like. The latter rationale is juvenile and borderline unethical, no matter how you feel about the sponsoring organization. I'm posting this for neither of those reasons. Musicians, as highly criticized as they are from the pews, tend to live in a bubble of their own creation. It is a hard balance for them to select music that's of quality and that people will sing and that their ensembles can manage. Honestly. If you have a favorite piece of sacred music, whether it was written 300 years ago or last year (and there is quality contemporary sacred music)...let them know)