The Most Popular Hymns in the World

Here are a couple of great resources for you research geeks exploring the most popular hymns in the (western) world.  This post to keep you thinking as you fill out the Wendell Kimbrough Essential Songs Survey.

Hymnary
These are the 250 hymns published the most frequently in modern hymnals indexed by Hymnary.org

Christianity Today
The hymns that keep on going”  – The top 27 hymns published in hymnals in the last few centuries.

Stephen Marini
Most Frequently Published Evangelical Hymns, 1737-1860  (PDF)

CCLI

Just to keep things interesting here is also a list of the top CCLI songs published between 1997-2012 including the top 200 from CCLI’s “Song Select” service.

PDF

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  1. Pingback: The Hymns That Endure | Worship Tools

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