Thirty Great Hymns of Faith


A 34-session devotional journey through thirty of the greatest hymns of the Christian faith.

Thirty classics, with the earliest hymn dating back to 750 A.D. and the latest from 1923. From Martin Luther to Isaac Watts, from John Newton to Charles Wesley, I certainly hope this 34-session blog journey through these Great Hymns of Faith will bless you as much as I have been blessed preparing them. Enjoy!


We suggest that you bookmark this page so you might access it throughout our 34 blog-sessions together. Here you can access the entire list of 30 hymns we will be exploring, link to each corresponding blog… and if you like, link to a YouTube page that offers a powerful performance of the hymn we are discussing. Enjoy!

Each one of our blog studies can serve you well as a support piece in your devotional life with Jesus. As you’ll see when you open up one of our pages, each blog begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two for you to ponder. Go slow. Walk at your own pace, inviting the Holy Spirit to join with you as you read and reflect.

An Introduction.

The Glorious Twenty-Seven.

  1. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  2. Abide With Me: Fast Falls The Eventide
  3. All Glory, Laud, And Honor
  4. All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name
  5. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today!
  6. Come, Thou Almighty King
  7. Come, Ye Thankful People Come
  8. Crown Him With Many Crowns
  9. Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
  10. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
  11. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
  12. How Firm A Foundation, Ye Saints
  13. In The Cross Of Christ I Glory
  14. Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun
  15. Jesus, The Very Thought Of Thee
  16. Just As I Am, Without One Plea
  17. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  18. Now Thank We All Our God
  19. O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
  20. O God, Our Help In Ages Past
  21. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  22. O, Worship The King All Glorious Above
  23. Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us
  24. The Day Of Resurrection
  25. The Church’s One Foundation
  26. There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy
  27. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

The Three Add-Ons.

  1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  2. How Great Thou Art
  3. Amazing Grace

A Fitting Conclusion.

Our list of 27 hymns comes from Robert T. Coote, The Hymns That Keep on Going: The 27 Worship Songs That Have Made The Hymnal Cut Time And Again. Christianity Today, March 2011, vol. 55, no. 3, p 32.

Don’t take this journey into Thirty Great Hymns of Faith alone! One of the best ways to explore the on-going applications of this blog series is to walk alongside a biblically-based, Christ-centered spiritual director who is familiar with how to make material like this part of your overall spiritual formation in God. Many of our directors in our Sustainable Faith-Heartland network are available to companion you in your journey with Jesus. Click here for more info.

In order to keep all 34 blog sessions organized, we suggest you bookmark this Thirty Great Hymns of Faith home page for ease of use. ENJOY!

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