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Top Twenty Hymns

Never be stuck for a hymn again! Here we've given you our choices for the Top Twenty Hymns in three different categories - sixty in all. They've been chosen for their popularity and their quality.

Hymns of Reflection

Amazing grace - Amazing Grace

As the deer pants for the water - Nystrom (Composer)

Be still, for the presence of the Lord - David J. Evans (Composer)

Be thou my vision - Slane

Before the ending of the day - Te lucis ante terminum

Dear Lord and Father of mankind - Repton

Glory to thee, my God this night - Tallisís Canon LM

God be in my head - God be in my head

I heard the voice of Jesus say - Kingsfold DCM

Jesu, grant me this I pray - Song 13 (Canterbury)

Jesus, remember me - Taize (Source)

Lead, kindly light - Sandon

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us - Mannheim

Make me a channel of your peace - Sebastian Temple (c)

O God of earth and altar - Kingís Lynn

O Lord. hear my prayer - Taize (Source)

Peace, perfect peace, is the gift - Peace, perfect peace

Steal away - Spiritual (Source)

The King of love my shepherd is - Saint Columba

The Lordís my Shepherd - Crimond CM


Hymns of Sadness

Abide with me - Eventide

All ye who seek a comfort sure - Saint Bernard CM

At the cross her station keeping - Stabat Mater

Be still, my soul - Finlandia

Come down, O love Divine - Down Ampney

Drop, drop, slow tears - Song 46

He who would valiant be - Monks Gate

I danced in the morning - Lord of the Dance (Shaker Tune)

I know that my Redeemer lives - Church Triumphant LM

Jesu, grant me this, I pray - Song 13 (Canterbury)

Jesus, remember me - Taize (Source)

Kum ba yah - Kum ba yah

My God, accept my heart this day - Belmont CM

Nearer, my God, to Thee - Horbury

O God, our help in ages past - Saint Anne CM

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended - Saint Clement

The King of love my shepherd is - Saint Columba

The Lordís my shepherd - Crimond CM

There is a green hill far away - Horsley CM

When I survey the wondrous Cross - Rockingham LM


Hymns of Joy

All creatures of our God and King - Lasst uns Erfreun

All hail the power of Jesusí name - Miles Lane CM

All people that on earth do dwell - Old Hundredth LM

And did those feet in ancient time - Jerusalem

At the name of Jesus - Camberwell

Fight the good fight - Duke Street LM

For all the Saints - Sine Nomine

Give me joy in my heart - Sing Hosanna

Glorious things of thee are spoken - Austria

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer - Cwm Rhondda

Joy to the World - Antioch CM

Lift up your hearts - Woodlands

Shine, Jesus shine - -

Mine eyes have seen the glory - Battle Hymn

Now thank we all our God - Nun Danket

O praise ye the Lord - Laudate Dominum

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven - Praise, my Soul

Praise to the Holiest - Richmond CM

- Chorus Angelorum (Somervell) CM - Billing CM

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Lobe den Herren

Thine be the glory - Maccabaeus


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To learn more about hymns, check out

Hymns - their history and origins

Gospel Music

Catholic Hymns

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