As We look to the next generation – our own children – there are certain songs that have been so profoundly meaningful to us that we hope and pray they will be able to sing by heart.
1. Perhaps the best known of all traditional hymns, “Amazing Grace” was penned by John Newton in 1779.
3. In 1873, Horatio G. Spafford penned the words to this beautiful hymn.
5. In 1922, Helen Howarth Lemmel penned the words to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”.
7. This beloved hymn was originally written as a poem by Carl Boberg, in 1885.
9. A personal favorite of mine, penned by blind hymn writer, Fanny J. Crosby, in 1873.
11. S. Fillmore Bennett, along with friend and composer, Joseph P. Webster, created this 1868 hymn.
13. In 1855, Joseph M. Scriven originally wrote this hymn as a comforting poem to his ailing mother.
2. Charlotte Elliot wrote this hymn in 1835 as a testament to her newfound faith in Christ.
4. In 1912, C. Austin Miles, in a single day, wrote and composed the musical score for this beloved hymn.
6. The author of this hymn remains a mystery to this day, but it’s first known recording was in 1941.
8. Bill and Gloria Gaither composed this beautiful song during the late 1960s
10. “Rock of Ages”, written in 1763 by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady.
12. In 1865, Elvina Hall penned the words to “Jesus Paid It All”.
14. In 1861, Reginald Heber wrote the lyrics that accurately describe the “blessed Trinity.”
15. At the age of 22, Robert Robinson wrote the words to this most beautiful of hymns in 1757.