First of all, this is my favorite, and my favorite rendition:
I got the idea to ask you what your favorite hymn is when I ran across this video from the BBC. Apparently they polled their audience to find out the favorite ten hymns in the U.K., and did a count-down broadcast. Hope you watch and enjoy!
If you want to skip around, here are the hymns:
04:23 – “I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky”, Congregational Singing
09:11 – “Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord”, led by Lesley Garrett
13:28 – “Amazing Grace”, led by Eddi Reader
18:16 – “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”, led by Wynne Evans
22:22 – “I Vow To Thee, My Country”, led by Colin Thackery
26:42 – “Abide With Me”, led by The Kingdom Choir
30:15 – “Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind”, led by Katherine Jenkins
34:40 – “In Christ Alone”, led by Daniel O’ Donnell
39:47 – “How Great Thou Art”, led by Aled Jones
45:26 – “Jerusalem”, led by Perfect Pitch Young Choir Of The Year 2019
Some of these hymns are unfamiliar to me. I know that “Jerusalem” is quite popular, as it is the official hymn of the Women’s Institute. If you have never heard of them, the W.I. is a community-based organization for women in the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, which was founded in the 1890’s in Canada.