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This afternoon I happened to catch Songs Of Praise which was playing Britains's Favourite Hymns.

As Vicky will attest there was a lot of chuntering as I heard some of the selectioms. Apparemtly in 2018 the UK's 110 favourite hymns are:
1 Jerusalem
2 How Great Is Our God
3 In Christ Alone
4 Dear Lord Father Of Mankind
5 Abide With Me
6 I Vow To Thee My Country
7 Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
8 Amazing Grace
9 Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord
10 Here I am Lord ( I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky)

Now I am never one to resist a list and I recalled a similar exercise in 2013. I thought it might be interesting to compare the two selections. Sixty-six hymns were popular enough o be in the top 100 both years

I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky (Here I Am Lord)
Abide With Me
All Creatures Of Our God And King
All My Hope On God Is Founded
All People That On Earth Do Dwell
All Things Bright And Beautiful
Amazing Grace
And Can It Be
Angel-Voices Ever Singing
Be Still My Soul
Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord
Be Thou My Vision
Beauty For Brokenness
Before The Throne Of God Above
Blessed Assurance
Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant (The Servant Song)
Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation
Come Down, O Love Divine
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Eternal Father, Strong To Save
For All The Saints
For The Beauty Of The Earth
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
Hail Redeemer King Divine
He Who Would Valiant Be
Here I Am To Worship (Light Of The World)
Here Is Love
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
How Deep The Father's Love For Us
How Great Is Our God
How Great Thou Art
I Vow To Thee, My Country
I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
In Christ Alone
Just As I Am Without One Plea
King Of Kings, Majesty
Let All The World In Every Corner Sing
Lord, For The Years
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Morning Has Broken
My Jesus, My Saviour
O Jesus, I Have Promised
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Praise To The Holiest In The Height
Praise To The Lord, The Almighty, The King Of Creation
Shine Jesus Shine (Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining)
Soul Of My Saviour
Take My Life
Tell Out My Soul
The Church's One Foundation
The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended
The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond)
The Lord's My Shepherd (Townend)
The Servant King(From Heaven You Came)
There Is A Redeemer
There's A Wideness In God's Mercy
Thine Be The Glory
To God Be The Glory
We Cannot Measure How You Heal
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Now to me there is one glaring omission, your views may vary.

The hymns which were "new" for 2019 are
Bless The Lord (10,000 Reasons)
Blessed Be Your Name
Come Now Is the Time to Worship
Come People Of The Risen King
Everlasting God (Strength Will Rise)
Faithful One
Great Are You Lord (You Give Life)
Hear The Call Of The Kingdom
Heart Of Worship
I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
It Is Well With My Soul
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Lord I Lift Your Name On High (Hallelujah)
Lord Of All Hopefulness
Lord of the Dance
Mighty To Save
O God, Our Help In Ages Past
O Happy Day
O Praise The Name
Open The Eyes of My Heart
Our God (Is Greater)
Over All the Earth (Lord Reign In Me)
Praise Is Rising
Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven
See What A Morning
Soon And Very Soon
Spirit Of God, Unseen As The Wind
The Lion And The Lamb
This Is Amazing Grace
What A Beautiful Name
Will You Come and Follow Me

And the hymns which were top 100 in 2013 but missed the list for 2019 are
At The Name Of Jesus
Christ Be Our Light
Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning
Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer
Give Me Joy In My Heart (Sing Hosanna)
God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him
How Shall I Sing That Majesty
I Cannot Tell
I'll Go In The Strength Of The Lord
Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
In Heavenly Love Abiding
Lead Kindly Light
Lead Us, Heavenly Father
Like A Mighty River Flowing
Lord Jesus Christ, (Living Lord)
Lord Of All Hopefulness
Lord Of The Dance
Lord, Enthroned In Heavenly Splendour
Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
My Song Is Love Unknown
Nearer My God To Thee
Now Thank We All Our God
O For A Thousand Tongues
O When The Saints
O Worship The King All Glorious Above
Oh God Our Help In Ages Past
Oh Happy Day
Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
Sing Of The Lord's Goodness
Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided
Who Would True Valour See
Will Your Anchor Hold In The Storms Of Life
Ye Servants Of God

My initial reaction is that i am now preferring to live six years in the past (although I do have some favourites in the 2019 only list). What do you think? Which hymn would you have included? Which do you think have no place in these lists?

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