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2013: The UK's Top 100 Hymns

The Songs of Praise Big Sing.

Michael Ball and Russell Watson perform at The Royal Albert Hall.

What are the most popular hymns in the UK?


In 2013 Songs of Praise conducted a nationwide survey. Tens of thousands of people voted for their favourite. From a list of one hundred hymns, here is the order in which they rank:

1. How Great Thou Art

2. In Christ Alone

3. Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord

4. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

5. Here I Am, Lord (I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky)

6. And Can It Be

7. Abide With Me

8. Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer/Jehova

9. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

10. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended

11. Jerusalem

12. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

13. Shine Jesus Shine (Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining)

14. Love Divine, All Love Excelling

15. Be Thou My Vision

16. Amazing Grace

17. I Vow To Thee My Country

18. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

19. What A Friend We have In Jesus

20. Thine Be The Glory

21. To God Be The Glory

22. Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

23. Be Still, My Soul

24. How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

25. Will Your Anchor Hold In The Storms Of Life

26. Psalm 23 (by Stuart Townend)

27. O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

28. Lord, For The Years

29. Lord Of All Hopefulness

30. The Servant King

31. O Jesus, I Have Promised

32. Blessed Assurance

33. All Things Bright And Beautiful

34. The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want

35. King Of Kings, Majesty

36. Just As I Am

37. Beauty For Brokenness

38. Lord Of The Dance

39. There Is A Redeemer

40. My Song Is Love Unknown

41. My Jesus, My Saviour

42. Eternal Father, Strong To Save

43. Here I Am To Worship (Light Of The World)

44. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

45. Angel-Voices Ever Singing

46. How Great Is Our God

47. Before The Throne Of God

48. Here Is Love, Vast As The Ocean

49. Morning Has Broken

50. The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

      In Heavenly Love Abiding

51. At The Name Of Jesus

     Tell Out My Soul

     Nearer My God To Thee

     Lord, Jesus Christ (Living Lord)

     Give Me Joy In My Heart

52. Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant

53. I’ll Go In The Strength Of The Lord

54. Soul Of My Saviour

55. Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning

56. For All The Saints

     All People That On Earth Do Dwell

57. O Happy Day

58. The Church’s One Foundation

59. He Who Would Valiant Be

     I Cannot Tell

60. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

61. How Shall I Sing That Majesty

     Crown Him With Many Crowns

62. Take My Life

     Lead Kindly Light

63. Mine Eyes have Seen The Glory

64. I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

65. Now Thank We All Our God

66. There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy

67. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

68. Come Down, O Love Divine

69. Who Would True Valour See

     All Creatures Of Our God And King

70. Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer

71. All My Hope On God Is Founded

72. Lead Us, Heavenly Father

73. Christ Be Our Light

74. For The Beauty Of The Earth

75. Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation

     Hail, Redeemer, King Divine

76. Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided

77. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart

78. We Cannot Measure How You Heal

79. Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

80. Ye Servants Of God

81. O God, Our Help In Ages Past

82. Praise To The Holiest In The Height

83. O Worship The King All Glorious Above

84. Like A Mighty River Flowing

     Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

85. Lord, Enthroned In Heavenly Splendour

86. Sing Of The Lord’s Goodness

87. O When The Saints

88. God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him

The top ten hymns featured in a special edition of the Songs of Praise Big Sing that was broadcast on Sunday 27th October 2013.