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.
- A Mighty Fortress Is Our God www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADamVJaXZMg
- Abide With Me: Fast Falls The Eventide www.youtube.com/watch?v=deJDkU6qiGE
- All Glory, Laud, And Honor www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3a8fTTrAdE
- All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3-SwidavfU
- Christ The Lord Is Risen Today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFjnlBn0K10
- Come, Thou Almighty King www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEeoIRXFM9Y
- Come, Ye Thankful People Come www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3n7IUCdqAM
- Crown Him With Many Crowns www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kPkjghup8E
- Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrHI3ATW9Co
- Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT4n1hGjDDg
- Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWRgsXYf8EY
- How Firm A Foundation, Ye Saints www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwGW8qRqz4I
- In The Cross Of Christ I Glory www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnSJDmc4wKo
- Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNjdpdiK24I
- Jesus, The Very Thought Of Thee www.youtube.com/watch?v=62J434N0w1c
- Just As I Am, Without One Plea www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxA0TFe3-Uo
- Love Divine, All Loves Excelling www.youtube.com/watch?v=si6x7AokKxo
- Now Thank We All Our God www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7gMDXylzW8
- O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1YPmQibTRw
- O God, Our Help In Ages Past www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsHIwXTjAOU
- O Sacred Head, Now Wounded www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKXmHzkttLc
- O, Worship The King All Glorious Above www.youtube.com/watch?v=50poZsuCTas
- Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuEgj3hp1iM
- The Day Of Resurrection www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgIx_0jhW1Y
- The Church’s One Foundation www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UaYAVm2R28
- There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hSn6kNecxg
- When I Survey The Wondrous Cross www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkx8WAycYAc
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry4Tb_B6KGc
- How Great Thou Art www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyyfkHgPkGU
- Amazing Grace www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfoFCf5QU78
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.
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Looking forward to this blog study. Thanks Marty for digging into theses Hymns. Tom Harrison