Top 10 hymns on Songs Of Praise

Spoiler alert? British viewers of Songs of Praise have voted for their all-time favourite hymn.


I don’t think I’ve ever had cause for a post on Songs of Praise before… but everybody loves a list.

Jerusalem has been revealed as the UK’s favourite hymn in a special episode of Songs Of Praise, voted for by tens of thousands of Brits.

Host Aled Jones, the special counted down the ten favourite hymns from Leicester’s De Montford Hall and was joined by a line-up of special guests including: Britain’s Got Talent winner, Colin Thackery, Black Panther actress, Sope Aluko and classical singer, Russell Watson.

The top ten hymns as voted for by the public are:

1. Jerusalem (And Did Those Feet)
2. How Great Thou Art
3. In Christ Alone
4. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
5. Abide With Me
6. I Vow To Thee My Country
7. Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah/Redeemer
8. Amazing Grace
9. Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord
10. I‚ The Lord Of Sea And Sky (Here I Am Lord)

Jerusalem did not feature in the top ten last time the survey was conducted in 2013.


9 Responses

  1. At my school in Perth the favourite hymn at that time was ‘Onward Christian soldiers, Marching as to war’… Not on the list here; probably too martial for the sensitive age we live in today. Great tune though.

  2. These are the sort of shows that help viewers to know that the ABC is fulfilling its brief to fill the cultural gaps in the media. Small audience maybe, but of tremendous importance to those viewers. Thanks, ABC for giving us a show that no commercial channel would.

  3. The UK showings of this show follow the religious calendar etc .The ABC are showing random shows from years gone by .They are a disgrace.They do not produce any show themselves of this quality and mess about the shows. How hard is it to show the current BBC episodes on Sunday.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. There is no thought going into episode selection. We have just had a few 2019 episodes from random dates and this coming Sunday we go back to 2017. I really don’t think the people who view this program would be bothered if the odd episode didn’t correspond with the Australian calendar – just show them as and when produced. I emailed them two years ago and they claimed lack of budget as the reason for lack of new content, but it makes no sense that the BBC would just send the ABC a dozen random episodes each year, as appears to be happening.

  4. There was an article some years ago of which I can’t remember where it was published that mentioned TV shows that had zero or nominal viewers. I do recall Songs of Praise on the ABC was one of the lowest rating shows that was mentioned.

  5. I watch Songs of Praise with my mum when I visit her every Sunday, and I notice that episodes appear randomly from the various seasons the program has been running. I wonder then, when do new episodes appear? It’s not the kind of thing that the ABC would promote repeatedly, and during prime time.

    Having said that, I do remember that Songs of Praise came to Australia, and I’d be interested to watch that series sometime.

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