Top 10 Traditional Songs
Amazing Grace – John Newton, England (1779)
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound / That saved a wretch like me / I once was lost but now am found / Was blind, but now, I see.
How Great Thou Art – Carl Gustav Boberg, Sweden (1885)
O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder / Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made / I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder / Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
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Holy, Holy, Holy – Reginald Heiber, England (1826)
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! / Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee / Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty / God in three persons, blessed Trinity!”
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It is Well – Horacio Spafford, written in the Atlantic Ocean (1873)
When peace like a river, attendeth my way / When sorrows like sea billows roll / Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know / It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Thomas Chisholm, Kansas, USA (1923)
Great is Thy faithfulness 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.
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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, now to His temple draw near / Sing now in glad adoration!
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 art / Thou my best thought, by day or by night / Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
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!
All Hail The Power of Jesus Name – Edward Perronet, England (1779)
All hail the power of Jesus’ name! / Let angels prostrate fall / Bring forth the royal diadem / And crown him Lord of all.
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.
Top 10 Contemporary Songs
Awesome God – Rich Mullins and Michael W. Smith (1988)
When He rolls up His sleeves/He ain’t just putting on the ritz There’s thunder in His footsteps/And lightning in His fists The Lord wasn’t joking/When He kicked ’em out of Eden It wasn’t for no reason/That He shed His blood His return is very close/And so you better be believing that Our God is an awesome God/Our God is an awesome God.
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10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman (2011)
Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul / Worship His holy name / Sing like never before, O my soul / I’ll worship Your holy name.
Blog Post: Hymn Parade – 10,000 Reasons
Days of Elijah
Come, Now is the Time to Worship
He is Exalted
Holy is the Lord
Lord Reign in Me
Lead Me to the Cross
Mighty to Save
Worthy is the Lamb
Shine Jesus Shine