Five of Thirteen

I'm Number 50!  I'm Number 50!  I'm Number 50!  And I'm proud of it!

Fifty out of 100.  As in, I'm average.  Or so I think I am.

I dislike extremes of just about everything -- from temperatures, to politics, to clothing, to religious beliefs.  In terms of religion, I'm about as middle-of-the-road as they come.  Part of a mainline Protestant denomination.  The mainline Protestant denominations are: Anglican (Episcopalian), American Baptist, Congregational (United Church of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Methodist, and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Recently, a Christianity Today journalist surveyed all the editions of the mainline Protestant hymnals and compiled a list of thirteen hymns that appear in all 28 hymnals.  The 13 most popular Protestant hymns (since they appear in all 28 hymnals, they're the most popular, right?) are:
  1. Abide with Me: Fast Falls the Eventide
  2. All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  3. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  4. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  5. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
  6. Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah
  7. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
  8. How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints
  9. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
  10. Jesus Shall Reign Wher'er the Sun
  11. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  12. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  13. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Now, your turn.  What are your Top Five mainline Protestant Hymns of this list of thirteen?


  1. The only one of those that evan sounds familiar is Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty, the rest not so much.....

  2. I only know the Catholic ones.

  3. Crown Him With Many Crowns
    All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
    How Firm a Foundation
    O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
    *Jesus, Lover of My Soul

    *my personal face not on the list

  4. I hate to break it to you, but you are not firmly in the middle... you are much above 50!
    All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name,
    Holy, Holy, Holy,
    O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,
    Crown Him With Many Crowns.
    Don't know the others, that I know of.. Maybe not by the name?