"Ye worship ye know not what... the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
— John 4:22-24
The Great Hymn Writers
The Fifty Best Loved Hymns
This list has been taken from a number of Christian denominations and are in the order of their popularity. A biography is included on the writer of the number one hymn of all time.
Some Great Hymn Writers
Hymn writers at a glance. A quick look at some of the great hymn writers and their most popular hymns, along with some brief history.
Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788) As a hymn-writer Charles Wesley was unique. He is said to have written no less than 6500 hymns, and though, of course, in so vast a number some are of unequal merit, it is perfectly marvellous how many there are which rise to the highest degree of excellence.
Frances Jane Crosby (1820 - 1915) Fanny Crosby was probably the most prolific hymnist in history. In her lifetime, she was one of the best known women in the United States. To this day, the vast majority of American hymnals contain her work.
Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748) At the young age of twenty, Isaac Watts while spending time at home, wrote the bulk of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs.
John Newton (1725 - 1807) Hymn Writer and Minister; The son of a shipmaster in the Mediterranean service. Hardly less famous than the Hymns was his Authentic Narratives.
Ira Sankey (1840-1908) Evangelist and Hymn Writer; When Moody heard Sankey sing, he said, "I want you to help me with my work in Chicago. I have prayed for you for eight years!" His songs were so popular that a hymnal selling for six cents produced profits of $388,000 for the publisher.
Select Hymns of Martin Luther
All Praise to Thee, Eternal God Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands We All Believe in One True God From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee Flung to the Heedless Winds, and many more great selection from Martin Luther.
Printable Hymn Sheets Free printable song sheets for worship
These song sheets are in the Public Domanin, you are free to make copies for public or private worship. Simply click on the title of your choice for a free printable copy. (It is against the law to print these song sheets for resale.)
Favorite Hymns Lyrics Lyrics from 43 favorite traditional Hymns and Songs
Music is inseparable with Christian worship, the scripture is filled with song and music unto God, but I believe that our worship unto God must be just that, Worship unto God. These forty old time hymns do indeed worship or great God and King.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Author and Composer, Helen H. Lemmel, 1864-1961
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus has become a familiar hymn that has been widely used in Christian circles to challenge believers musically, with the necessity of making Christ the paramount priority in their lives, and then living each day with eternity's values in view.
A collection of twelve of the most beloved christian hymns ever written. Read about the men and women who wrote and stirred our hearts to sing, and what motivated them to write these God inspired hymns.
Hymn Trivia Trivia about Hymns and there Authors
What is the most popular Hymn? Who is the most prolific Hymnist? Who were the oldest and younest hymnists? What are the rules for singing? Which hymnist won a Nobel Prize. Here are the answers to these questions and more.
Genuine Worship "In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you're pretending or putting on. It's got to be an overflow of your heart... Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God." Matt Redman
There is a Fountin Filled With Blood
There is a fountain filled with blood
drawn from Immanuel's veins
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he
Wash all my sins away.
Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed church of God
Are saved, to sin no more.
For since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply
Redeeming love has been my theme
And shall be till I die.
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave,
Then in a nobler, sweeter song
I'll sing thy power to save.
Written by William Cowper the English poet and hymn writer
More great old Hymns