PUMC Celebrates Favorite Hymns (5/12/19)

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

In a special Mother’s Day celebration, Pastor Jim decided to give us a Sunday without a sermon!  Instead, we sang through our list of “Top Ten Hymns”.  This list had been compiled via a survey in the bulletin for several weeks.  During the survey, a total of 85 contemporary songs and traditional hymns received votes.  This post reveals the results…


The Top Ten

And the “winners” are in (actually there are many “winners” when it comes to hymns!).  Here’s the list…

(1) How Great Thou Art
(2) In the Garden
(3) It Is Well with My Soul
(4) Amazing Grace
(5) Because He Lives
(6) Lord of the Dance
(7) Hymn of Promise
(8) Here I Am, Lord
(9) Pass It On
(10) Love Lifted Me



The Others

Our hymnal contains a rich heritage of inspirational hymns; songs and words that have changed lives.  In addition to the traditional hymns, our family of music also includes a host of Praise Choruses (contemporary songs which aren’t in the “Hymnal”).   Many of these songs and hymns didn’t get enough votes to reach the “Top Ten” list, but they are nonetheless important to us.  In addition to the top ten, 74 songs received votes! 

So here they are (in alphabetical order).  Maybe some of these will crack the top ten next year!


A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Abide in Me

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

And Can it Be

Awesome God

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Be Thou My Vision

Blessed Assurance

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Climbing Jacobs Ladder

Come Thou Font of Every Blessing


Days of Elijah

Fairest Lord Jesus

Freely, Freely

Go Tell it on the Mountain

God Will Take Care of You

Good King Wenceslas

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

He Lives

He Touched Me

Holy, Holy, Holy!

How Great is Our God

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I Love to Tell the Story

I Surrender All

I’ll Fly Away

In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Cross of Christ I Glory

Jesus is All the World to Me

Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Just As I Am



Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Love Lifted Me


Make Me a Blessing

My Hope is Built

My Jesus I Love Thee

My Tribute

Nearer My God to Thee




O For a Thousand Tongues

O Holy Night

Oh How I Love Jesus

Old Rugged Cross

On Eagles Wings

Onward Christian Soldiers

Power in the Blood

Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven

Precious Lord, Take My Hand




Redemption Story

Rock of Ages

Shine Jesus Shine

Shout to the Lord

Silent Night

Something Beautiful

Spirit of the Living God

Spirit Song

Stand Up for Jesus

Sweet Hour of Prayer



Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

This is My Song

This is the Day

Till the Storm Passes

To God Be the Glory

Trust and Obey

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Victory in Jesus

We Fall Down

Were You There

What a Friend We Have

When the Roll is Called Up Yonder




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