Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Top 100 Hymns

A link from Facebook took me to a blog where I read about a project on another blog to gather a fairly random list of people's favourite hymns. The BBC did this a few years ago and came out with a top 10 of "the nation's favourite hymns" that looked like this:
  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  3. The Day Thou Gavest
  4. Be Thou My Vision
  5. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  6. Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord
  7. Make Me A Channel
  8. Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
  9. In Christ Alone
  10. Shine, Jesus, Shine
I'm not sure what my own top 10 would be, or the order of them, as thinking about it I can only whittle the list down as far as 12 (including 4 of the BBC's top 10), and that's without putting them in any order of preference:

  • At the Cross Her Station Keeping
  • The Lord is My Shepherd
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Adeste Fideles
  • Pange Lingua
  • The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Abide With Me
  • Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
  • Lead, Kindly Light

Still, if I do get round to making a ranked list of 10, I'll be sure to let the lady at the blog know!


David Petts said...

I remember singing a significant proportion of these very very loudly at Sunday mass at Douai...

Paul said...

I assume that's how favourites are made!

Paul said...

But how did I come to miss out "Praise to the Holiest in the Height"?