The hymn I don't like has become quite popular in Mormon circles. The Tabernacle Choir has their version. And when it comes up as it does fairly regularly at church, I just sit silently and wait it out. It's a very long wait. That is one of my principal complaints about the song. It seems to be musically dishonest, if there even is such a thing. It is definitely too long. And it usually drags. At least the Mo-Tab version keeps up the pace a bit.
I don't mind the tune. I certainly don't disagree with the sentiment. It is just too long and uses too many big words, maybe just too many words. The manipulated long length comes from the fact that its four verses spread across nearly two pages in the hymnal are actually eight verses. The tune repeats itself almost exactly in each verse so you end up singing almost exactly the same tune eight times.
In the LDS Hymnal, it's usually hard to get a chorister to lead the congregation past the three or four verses within the lines of musical notes. And even when you do go beyond to the stanzas below the music, they usually only go to seven verses at most.
Lest you think I'm overly negative, maybe even a little sacrilegious, let me propose a positive alternative. Right after my least favorite hymn is one of my favorites. The exact same sentiment is expressed in significantly less words and a very nice tune that doesn't tend to drag in forced over-repetition. And the verses were composed by a President of the Church.
My positive alternative preference:
Triumphant Savior, Son of God,
Victorious over pain and death,
My King, my Leader, and my Lord.
He lives, my one sure rock of faith,
The one bright hope of men on earth,
The beacon to a better way,
The light beyond the veil of death.
Oh, give me thy sweet Spirit still,
The peace that comes alone from thee,
The faith to walk the lonely road
That leads to thine eternity.