Few things can stir the heart and soul like singing out a familiar hymn with other believers. While there are many great worship songs written in the past several decades, the church has a rich tradition of singing hymns that should be preserved for future generations.
The following list provides a look at the most popular hymns in the United States, as determined by those most frequently published in the United States between the years 1737 and 1960.
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1. Jesus Lover of My Soul
Charles Wesley (1740)
Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.