Top 25 Hymns?

Thom Rainer of Lifeway recently had a blog post listing the top 25 hymns sung in churches.

They are:

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  3. Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine
  4. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
  5. Holy, Holy, Holy
  6. Jesus Paid It All
  7. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  8. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  9. It Is Well with My Soul
  10. To God Be the Glory
  11. The Solid Rock
  12. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  13. I Stand Amazed in the Presence
  14. Victory in Jesus
  15. Nothing but the Blood
  16. Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound
  17. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  18. At the Cross
  19. Revive Us Again
  20. Be Thou My Vision
  21. Because He Lives
  22. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  23. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  24. For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
  25. America, the Beautiful

Of the top ten, we have sung all of them at our church except for “Blessed Assurance” and  “To God be the Glory.”I would argue that there are many on this list that are gospel songs rather than hymns and I think there’s a definite Southern Baptist bent to the list (“Victory in Jesus”).

My favorites from this list are “Be Thou My Vision” and “Come Thou Fount” which land at #12 and #20.  Not on this list that I think should be: “All Creatures of Our God and King.”

What’s your favorite hymn? Are any of your favorites not included on this list?



2 thoughts on “Top 25 Hymns?

  1. Sharon,
    The list should include I know whom I have Believed by Whittle. It will be sung at my funeral if the Rapture does not come first.


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