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.