Favorite Hymn Results (2016)

Music matters when it comes to worshiping our Lord. Music has a way of articulating our feelings and emotions in ways that are hard to do otherwise – even music with words can say so much!

Shepherd of the Valley has an especially rich musical tradition most visible by the large amount of participation in our choirs and ensembles. So it should come as no surprise that even in the middle of summer, 601 people took the time on a recent Sunday morning to jot down their favorite hymn or worship song.

The top voted songs will be featured in this weekend’s (July 27, 2016) hymn sing during worship. Here is the Top 15 songs with the number of votes in parenthesis:

  1. Amazing Grace (58)
  2. Beautiful Savior (39)
  3. How Great Thou Art (37)
  4. Borning Cry (22)
  5. On Eagles Wings (22)
  6. Holy, Holy, Holy (17)
  7. A Mighty Fortress (15)
  8. Here I Am Lord (12)
  9. Lift High the Cross (11)
  10. (Tie)
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus (10),
    We Are Called (10)
  11. (4-way Tie)
    Children of the Heavenly Father (9),
    Blessed Assurance (9),
    Old Rugged Cross (9),
    Jesus Loves Me (9)
  12.  Earth & All Stars (8)
  13. (Tie)
    In the Garden (7),
    Abide With Me (7)
  14. (5-way Tie)
    I Love to Tell the Story (6),
    Gather Us In (6),
    Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (6),
    Just a Closer Walk With Thee (6),
    You Are Mine (6)
  15. (9-way Tie)
    Great is Thy Faithfulness (5),
    Love Divine (5),
    Let Us Break Bread Together (5),
    Onward Christian Soldiers (5),
    Taste and See (5),
    This is My Father’s World (5),
    When the Saints Go Marching In (5),
    Be Thou My Vision (5),
    I Know That My Redeemer Lives (5)

601 votes cast
178 different hymns and songs mentioned
96 had only one vote

What do you think? Is your favorite hymn missing? Leave a comment below and tell us!

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