The Hymns That Endure

September 13, 2012


This is from the Cardiphonia blog:

Here are a couple of great resources for you research geeks exploring the most popular hymns in the (western) world.  This post to keep you thinking as you fill out the Wendell Kimbrough Essential Songs Survey.

These are the 250 hymns published the most frequently in modern hymnals indexed by

Christianity Today
The hymns that keep on going”  – The top 27 hymns published in hymnals in the last few centuries.

Stephen Marini
Most Frequently Published Evangelical Hymns, 1737-1860  (PDF)


Just to keep things interesting here is also a list of the top CCLI songs published between 1997-2012 including the top 200 from CCLI’s “Song Select” service.


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    […] The Hymns that Endure. I’ve seen this list before, but since I’ve tried to slowly introduce some hymns into our Modern Worship, it seems that a good place to start is with the ones that continue to be popular even after so many years. […]