Hymns That Last <—– click here for list
Based on a survey of 28 mainline Protestant hymnals, from the late 1800s through the 20th century.
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The Hymns That Keep on Going
The 27 worship songs that have made the hymnal cut time and again.
Robert T. Coote | posted 3/07/2011
Hymns That Keep on Going – An article from CT. “There are many ways to identify the most lasting or best loved hymns among American Protestants. But what would we find by looking at all 28 hymnals published by mainline Protestant denominations from the late 1800s to the present? Out of almost 5,000 hymns, how many would appear in all 28 hymnals?”
Frankly this list surprised me. Interestingly enough, Amazing Grace is not on the list. Please share your thoughts about this article and which hymns you were surprised not to find listed. Why do you think Amazing Grace (among other hymns) is not on this list? How many songs on this list do you know or sing in your church?