100 Hymns Everyone Should Learn

100 Hymns Everyone Should Learn February 23, 2016

90. God of grace and God of glory – Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1930

Cure thy children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.

89. Jesus, the very thought of thee – Attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th c.; trans. Edward Caswall, 1849

But what to those who find? Ah, this
nor tongue nor pen can show;
the love of Jesus, what it is,
none but his loved ones know.

88. By gracious powers – Dietrich Bonhoffer, 1944; trans. Fred Pratt Green, 1972

By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered,
and confidently waiting, come what may,
we know that God is with us night and morning,
and never fails to greet us each new day.

87. Blessed Assurance – Fanny J. Crosby, 1873

Watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

86. Leaning on the everlasting arms – Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

85. Glorious things of thee are spoken – John Newton, 1779

On the Rock of Ages founded,
what can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
thou mayst smile at all thy foes.

84. O come, O come, Emmanuel – 9th c. Latin

O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
and order all things far and nigh

83. Take my life, and let it be – Francis R. Havergal, 1873

Take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.

82. What wondrous love is this – USA folk hymn

And when from death I’m free,
I’ll sing on.

81. Go to dark Gethsemane – James Montgomery, 1820

Turn not from his griefs away;
learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

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