Everybody’s favorite hymns

Christianity Today surveyed 28 hymnals and has listed them on a .pdf for download.

Here are the top seven:

1  1847 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide H. Lyte

2 1779 All hail the power of Jesus’ name E. Perronet

3 1844 Come, ye thankful people, come H. Alford

4 1851 Crown him with many crowns M. Bridges; alt. G. Thring, 1874

5 1779 Glorious things of thee are spoken J. Newton

6 1745 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah Wm. Williams

7 1826 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty R. Heber

CT also has a story on how they survey was done.


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