Yesterday I briefly posted about one of my favorite hymns. That got me thinking about other hymns that I love. After a moderate amount of time and effort, I've come up with a top ten list of my favorites. Each is in link form to a youtube video of it being sung.
Here's the list, from tenth to first:
10. Amazing Grace
9. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
8. Crown Him With Many Crowns
7. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
6. It is Well With My Soul
5. For All the Saints
4. There is a Fountain
3. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
2. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
1. And Can it Be?
I suppose it is appropriate in some way that my favorite hymn, And Can it Be?, was written by Charles Wesley. I was raised in the Wesleyan denomination and frequently attended church services in a college chapel named after John and Charles Wesley. Even through I now reject the Arminian bent of Wesleyan theology, I am thankful for the Wesleys' work for the Kingdom.
What do you think? What are your favorite hymns?