Hymns That We Must Keep

Over the past 30 years, there has been a flood of modern worships songs that have found their way into evangelical churches. Some of these worship songs are incredible and truly God-glorifying, while others, not so much. In this midst of this movement, it is my contention that we must not let go of the great hymns of the past. The depth and power of these hymns is stunning and our worship would suffer if we decided to cut ourselves off from using them in our worship music. Over the past few weeks, I went through our church hymnbook (The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration) and listed below are my absolute favorite Hymns from that Hymnal. Obviously, there are many more great hymns given that this is only a few personal favorites from one hymnbook. Here they are:

1. 97 – All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
2. 526 – All That Thrills My Soul
3. 202 – Amazing Grace
4. 203 – And Can it Be?
5. 190 – Are You Washed in the Blood?
6. 382 – Be Thou My Vision
7. 345 – Blessed Assurance
8. 216 – Christ Arose
9. 217 – Christ the Lord is Risen Today
10. 234 – Crown Him with many Crowns
11. 88 – Fairest Lord Jesus
12. 43 – Great is Thy Faithfulness
13. 175 – Hallelujah, What a Savior!
14. 495 – Heaven Came Down
15. 262 – Holy, Holy, Holy
16. 266 – Holy, Holy
17. 4 – How Great Thou Art
18. 409 – I Know Whom I Have Believed
19. 297 – I Love to Tell the Story
20. 366 – I Surrender All
21. 517 – I’d Rather Have Jesus
22. 493 – It is Well With My Soul
23. 1 – Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
24. 342 – Just as I Am
25. 354 – Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
26. 74 – Majesty
27. 364 – My Jesus, I Love Thee
28. 195 – Nothing But the Blood
29. 76 – O For a Thousand Tongues
30. 529 – O How I Love Jesus
31. 10 – O Worship the King
32. 8 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
33. 271 – Standing on the Promises
34. 379 – Take My Life and Let it Be
35. 186 – The Old Rugged Cross
36. 206 – There is a Redeemer
37. 191 – There is Power in the Blood
38. 350 – Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
39. 66 – To God be the Glory
40. 349 – Trust and Obey
41. 473 – Victory in Jesus
42. 72 – We Will Glorify
43. 435 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus
44. 185 – When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
45. 198 – Wonderful Grace of Jesus

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