15 Most Popular Christian Hymns Lyrics

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Hymns and other music with strong moral messages have a way of reaching our hearts and restoring our trust and optimism. They help us minister to one another, connect us with earlier generations of Christians, and focus our attention on Jesus rather than ourselves while teaching us theology.

Christian Hymns
Most Popular Christian Hymns

Through singing hymns in church gatherings, Christians have allowed the Word of God to dwell richly in us throughout history. Hymns are popular because they convey the richness of the gospel and the beauty of Jesus Christ in a memorable and catchy way.

Popular Christian Hymns

Here are our 15 Most Popular Christian Hymns

1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Thomas Chisholm, Kansas, USA (1923)

Great is Thy faithfulness O God my Father / There is no shadow of turning with Thee / Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not / As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

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2. All Creatures Of our God and King – St. Francis of Assisi, Italy (1225)

All creatures of our God and King / Lift up your voice and with us sing / Alleluia! Alleluia!…Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son / And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

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3. Amazing Grace – John Newton, England (1779)

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound / That saved a wretch like me / I once was lost but now am found / Was blind, but now, I see.

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4. Holy, Holy, Holy – Reginald Heiber, England (1826)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! / Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee / Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty / God in three persons, blessed Trinity!”

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5. Praise To the Lord The Almighty – Joachim Neander, Germany (1665)

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! / O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation! / All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near / Sing now in glad adoration!

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6. All Hail The Power of Jesus Name – Edward Perronet, England (1779)

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! / Let angels prostrate fall / Bring forth the royal diadem / And crown him Lord of all.

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7. To God Be The Glory – Fanny Crosby, New York City, USA (1872)

To God be the glory, great things He hath done / So loved He the world that He gave us His Son / Who yielded His life our redemption to win / And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

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8. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Martin Luther, Germany (somewhere between 1527 – 1529)

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing / Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing / For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe / His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.

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9. How Firm A Foundation – John Rippon, England (1787)

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord / Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! / What more can He say than to you He hath said / Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

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10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Joseph M. Scriven (words in 1855) and Charles Converse (music in 1868), Ireland

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! / What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! / O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear / All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

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11. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Helen Lemmel, England (1922)

Turn your eyes upon Jesus / Look full in His wonderful face / And the things of earth will grow strangely dim / In the light of His glory and grace.

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12. 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman, England (2011)

  • Contemporary and Modern Christian Hymns

Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul / Worship His holy name / Sing like never before, O my soul / I’ll worship Your holy name.

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13. Blessed Assurance – Fanny Crosby, New York City, USA (1873)

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! / Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! / Heir of salvation, purchase of God / Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

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14. Be Thou My Vision – Dallán Forgaill, Ireland (6th Century)

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart / Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art / Thou my best thought, by day or by night / Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

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15. Jesus, Thank You – Pat Sczebel, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (2003)

  • Contemporary and Modern Christian Hymns

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend / The agonies of Calvary / You the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son / Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me / Your blood has washed away my sin / Jesus, thank You / The Father’s wrath completely satisfied / Jesus, thank You / Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table / Jesus, thank You.

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These are our favorite Christian hymns, we will be making more compilations like this in the next articles.

Note from the Author

May these handpicked Christian hymns become your prayer and a potent way of delighting in God because of their rich gospel-centered lyrics.

Also read : Bible Verse of the Day

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