Sunday, 24 July 2016

Popular and Old Hymns History

This blog exists to share the history of popular hymns and old hymns that people have come to love over the years. It is only when you go behind what led to the authors writing these songs that you start to appreciate the message of these songs.

While preaching is still the most effective way of spreading the gospel, Christian music has helped in seasoning as it well the presentation of the gospel. It has in some cases even led people to Christ on its own.

I hope that this blog will through the stories behind these old and popular hymns help us to draw closer to Christ. As we see the experience of these writers we will appreciate more these hymns.

I am a believer in simple and not complicated Christian music. I prefer music that focuses on the message rather the instruments used.

I am not a fan of drowning the voice in the noise of the instruments. I want the people to hear the message of the songs. Christian music for me is not about entertainment but spreading the gospel.

As one Christian writer has said, "The history of the songs of the Bible is full of suggestion as to the uses and benefits of music and song. Music is often perverted to serve purposes of evil, and it thus becomes one of the most alluring agencies of temptation. But, rightly employed, it is a precious gift of God, designed to uplift the thoughts to high and noble themes, to inspire and elevate the soul".

To make it easy for you I have put the links below to some of the hymns and stories that we have on this site.


  1. Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty.
  2. The Day of The Resurrection.
  3. Oh Come Emmanuel.
  4. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.
  5. Almost Persuaded Now To Believe.
  6. Good News From Heaven Angels Bring.
  7. In Times Like These.
  8. Go Down Moses.
  9. What A Friend We Have In Jesus.
  10. Higher Ground/Lord Plant My Feet On Higher Ground.
  11. Be Not Dismayed Whatever The Tide.
  12. There's A Green Hill Far Away.
  13. At The Name of Jesus.
  14. Shall We Gather At The River.
  15. Will Your Anchor Hold.
  16. He Leadeth O Blessed Thought.
  17. There's A Balm in Gilead.
  18. Hark, My Soul! It is The Lord.
  19. When We Walk With The Lord / Trust And Obey.
  20. I Come To The Garden Alone/ In The Garden.
  21. Remember The Sabbath To Keep It Holy.
  22. Give Me The Bible Music Special
  23. Away In A Manger, No Crib For A Bed.
  24. Good News From Heaven The Angels Bring.
  25. Jesus There's Something About That Name.
  26. Joy To The World.
  27. Hark The Herald Angels Sing.
  28. Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices.
  29. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  30. The Gloria In Excelsis
  31. O Little Town Of Bethlehem.
  32. Soon And Very Soon Instrumental.
  33. Let Us Break Bread Together.
  34. All Hail The Power of Jesus Name.
  35. At The Name of Jesus.
  36. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.
  37. Does Jesus Care.
  38. Show Pity, Lord, O Lord, Forgive.
  39. From Depths of Woe I Cry To Thee.
  40. Shout the Glad Tidings, Exultingly Sing.
  41. O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.
  42. From Greenland's Icy Mountains.
  43. Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus.
  44. Jesus Lover of My Soul.
  45. Blest Be The Tie That Binds.
  46. The Whole World Was Lost In The Darkness Of Sin.
  47. Almost Persuaded, Now To Believe.
  48. Sun Of My Soul, Thou Saviour Dear.
  49. Christ For The World We Sing.
  50. God Be With You Till We Meet Again.
  51. Abide With Me! Fast Falls The Eventide.
  52. In The Cross of Christ I glory.
  53. Oft In Danger, Oft In Woe.
  54. My Country, Tis Of Thee.
  55. Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory Of The Coming Of The Lord.
  56. Forward! Be Our Watchword.
  57. Take My Life, And Let It Be.
  58. The Morning Light Is Breaking.
  59. Praise God, From Whom All Blessing Flow.
  60. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
  61. Just As I Am, Without One Plea.
  62. Nearer, My God, To Thee.
  63. O God, Our Help In Ages Past.
  64. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  65. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
  66. How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds In A Believer's Ear.
  67. O Say, Can You See By Dawn's Early Light.
  68. Jerusalem The Golden.
  69. Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus.
  70. Gentle Jesus, Meek And Mild.
  71. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing.
  72. Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken.
  73. I Think, When I Read That Sweet Story Of Old.
  74. Lead, Kindly Light, Amid, Th' encircling Gloom.
  75. All Glory, Laud, And Honor
  76. The Day of The Resurrection.
  77. Fling Out The Banner! Let It Float.
  78. I Was A Wandering Sheep.
  79. Golden Harps Are Sounding.
  80. Glory Be To The Father.
  81. The God of Abraham Praise.
  82. Now Thank We All Our God.
  83. Jesus Shall Reign Where Er The Sun.
  84. We Plow The Fields, And Scatter.
  85. O God, My Powers Are Thine.
  86. Come, Thou Almighty King.
  87. O Beautiful For Spacious Skies.
  88. Another Year Is Dawning.
  89. Hail To The Lord's Anointed.
These songs have meant a lot to many people and are the old and popular hymns that have enriched our Christian experiences for decades and in some cases hundreds of years.


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