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One of the major ways Christians have let the Word of God brood in us richly throughout history has been through singing hymn in church gatherings. Hymns are beloved because they parcel the richness of the gospel and the smasher of Jesus Christ in a attention-getting and memorable way. Hymns and early truth-filled songs have the habit of ministering to our hearts, giving us hope and faith. They teach us theology, help us minister to each other, unify us with Christians from the past centuries, and take our eyes off ourselves and put them on Jesus. May the rich gospel-centered lyrics of these curated classical, modern, and contemporary Christian hymn become your entreaty and a herculean means of rejoicing in God.

25 of the Most Popular Christian Hymns

1. Amazing Grace – John Newton, England (1779)

amazing Grace, how sweetly the sound / That saved a wretch like me / I once was lost but now am found / Was blind, but now, I see.

2. How Great Thou Art – Carl Gustav Boberg, Sweden (1885)

O Lord my God, When I in amazing curiosity / Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made / I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder / Thy world power throughout the universe display .

Holy, holy place, holy ! Lord God Almighty ! / early in the dawn our birdcall shall rise to thee / Holy, holy, holy ! Merciful and mighty / God in three persons, blessed three ! ”

4. It is Well – Horacio Spafford, written in the Atlantic Ocean (1873)

When peace like a river, attendeth my manner / When sorrows like ocean billows roll / Whatever my bunch, Thou hast taught me to know / It is well, it is well, with my soul .

5. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Thomas Chisholm, Kansas, USA (1923)

Great is Thy fidelity O God my Father / There is no shadow of turning with Thee / Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not / As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be .

6. Praise To the Lord The Almighty – Joachim Neander, Germany (1665)

praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation ! / O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation ! / All ye who hear, nowadays to His temple draw near / Sing immediately in glad worship !

7. Be Thou My Vision – Dallán Forgaill, Ireland (6th Century)

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart / Naught be all else to me, save that Thou artwork / Thou my best think, by day or by night / Waking or sleep, Thy presence my abstemious .

8. All Creatures Of our God and King – St. Francis of Assisi, Italy (1225)

All creatures of our God and King / Lift up your voice and with us sing / Alleluia ! Alleluia ! …Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son / And praise the Spirit, Three in One !

9. All Hail The Power of Jesus Name – Edward Perronet, England (1779)

All hail the power of Jesus ’ name ! / Let angels prostrate descend / Bring forth the royal crown / And crown him Lord of all .

10. Blessed Assurance – Fanny Crosby, New York City, USA (1873)

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine ! / Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine ! / Heir of salvation, purchase of God / Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood .

11. To God Be The Glory – Fanny Crosby, New York City, USA (1872)

To God be the glory, big things He hath done / So loved He the global that He gave us His Son / Who yielded His life our redemption to win / And opened the life-gate that all may go in .

12. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross – Isaac Watts, England (1707)

When I survey the wonderfully cross / On which the prince of glory died / My richest gain I count but passing / And pour contempt on all my pride .

13. Jesus Paid it All – Elvina Hall, Maryland, USA (1865)

I hear the Savior say, “ Thy forte indeed is minor / Child of weakness, watch and beg / Find in Me thine all in all ” / Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe / Sin had left a crimson dirt, He washed it egg white as coke.

14. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Martin Luther, Germany (somewhere between 1527 – 1529)

A mighty fortress is our God, a breakwater never failing / Our assistant He, amid the flood of deadly ills prevailing / For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe / His craft and exponent are great, and, armed with barbarous hate, On earth is not his equal .

15. How Firm A Foundation – John Rippon, England (1787)

How firm a initiation, ye saints of the Lord / Is laid for your religion in His excellent Word ! / What more can He say than to you He hath said / Who unto the Savior for safety have fled ?

16. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Robert Robison, England (1757)

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing / Tune my heart to sing Thy grace / Streams of clemency, never ceasing / Call for songs of loudest praise .

17. Crown Him With Many Crowns – Matthew Bridges, England (1852)

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne / Hark ! How the celestial hymn drowns all music but its own / Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee / And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity .

18. At the Cross – Isaac Watts, England (1707)

At the intersect, at the intersect where I first saw the faint / And the charge of my heart rolled away / It was there by religion I received my batch / And now I am glad all the day !

19. What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Joseph M. Scriven (words in 1855) and Charles Converse (music in 1868), Ireland

What a supporter we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear ! / What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer ! / O what peace we much forfeit, O what gratuitous pain we bear / wholly because we do not carry everything to God in prayer .

20. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Helen Lemmel, England (1922)

Turn your eyes upon Jesus / Look fully in His fantastic confront / And the things of earth will grow queerly dim / In the light of His glory and grace .

Contemporary and Modern Hymns

21. In Christ Alone – Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, Northern Ireland/England (2001)

In Christ alone my hope is found / He is my light, my strength, my song / This basis, this solid ground / Firm through the fiercest drought and ramp / What heights of sleep together, what depths of peace / When fears are stilled, when strivings cease / My Comforter, my All in All / here in the love of Christ I stand .

Weak and wounded sinner / Lost and left to die / O, raise your read/write head, for beloved is passing by / Come to Jesus / Come to Jesus / Come to Jesus and alive !

23. 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman, England (2011)

Bless the Lord, O my person O my person / Worship His holy name / Sing like never before, O my soul / I ’ ll worship Your holy mention .

24. I Will Glory in My Redeemer – Steve and Vicki Cook, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (2000)

I will glory in my Redeemer / Whose invaluable rake has ransomed me/ Mine was the drop the ball that drove the bitter nails / And hung Him on that judgment tree / I will glory in my Redeemer / Who crushed the exponent of sin and death / My entirely Savior before the holy place Judge / The Lamb who is my righteousness .

25. Jesus, Thank You – Pat Sczebel, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (2003)

The mystery of the cross I can not comprehend / The agonies of Calvary / You the arrant Holy One, crushed Your Son / Who drank the acerb cup reserved for me / Your lineage has washed away my sin / Jesus, thank You / The Father ’ s wrath completely satisfied / Jesus, thank You / once Your foe, nowadays seated at Your table / Jesus, thank You.

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