"Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above" by Johann Jakob
Deuteronomy 32:3 was the basis for this hymn of praise – “For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God!” (ESV) Using a variety of metaphors for God and for His works, this text overflows with proclamations of God's loving care for His people.
"As with the Gladness of Old" by W. Chatterton Dix
"What Child Is This" by W. Chatterton Dix
"As with Gladness Men of Old" by W. Chatterton Dix
"All Praise to You, My God, This Night" by Thomas Ken
"A Mighty Fortress" by Martin Luther
In celebration of the the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we feature a hymn that has been a CCEL featured hymn in the past.
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" by H. W. Baker
In this hymn, we contemplate the good care that our Good Shepherd gives. Even as we acknowledge that we are often “perverse and foolish,” and obviously do not deserve His kindness, God surrounds us with symbols of His loving care. Truly “thy goodness faileth never.”
What is a featured hymn?
Rather than highlighting a featured hymn, this Hymnary.org announcement will explain Hymnary.org Featured Hymns. Hymnary.org has over 200,000 unique hymns and over 1.2 million hymn instances (versions of all hymns). Of these 200,000 hymns, Hymnary.org classifies about 200 hymns as ‘Featured Hymns.’
“Though Didst Leave Thy Throne and Thy King” by E. E. Elliot
“O Spirit of the Living God, Thou Light and Fire Divine” by Henry Hallam Tweedy
In the story of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit's presence is perceived through three images: a mighty rushing wind, tongues of fire, and speaking in many tongues (Acts 2:2-4). The first three stanzas of this hymn elaborate on each image, as a request that the fire of God purify our hearts, that the wind of God strengthen our knowledge, and that we may speak abroad God's love to people of all nations. The final stanza is a picture of the new earth.