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40 Hymns of the Christian LIfe - Leland Ryken

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We treasure hymns for their messages of comfort or conviction or for their associations with beloved believers and meaningful events. But many hymns are also powerful works of devotional poetry—displaying levels of artistry that we easily miss when we are simply singing through them.

This anthology of great hymns invites us to experience these works as poems—to slow down and savor their well-turned phrases, their surprising metaphors, and their evocative language. English professor Leland Ryken provides historical background and literary analysis for each hymn, finishing each with a Scripture reading to accompany it. The result is a wonderfully devotional and poetic study of the Christian life, drawing on hymns such as “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “In Christ Alone,” and many more.

List of Hymns

  • Holy, Holy, Holy by Reginald Heber 
  • O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing by Charles Wesley 
  • Amazing Grace by John Newton 
  • Fairest Lord Jesus by Author Unknown 
  • Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts by Bernard of Clairvaux 
  • The Church’s One Foundation by Samuel John Stone 
  • Come, We That Love the Lord by Isaac Watts 
  • Just as I Am by Charlotte Elliott 
  • And Can It Be? by Charles Wesley 
  • How Firm a Foundation by Author Unknown 
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns by Matthew Bridges; Godfrey Thring 
  • All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name by Edward Perronet 
  • O Worship the King by Sir Robert Grant 
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Robert Robinson 
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling by Charles Wesley 
  • Like a River Glorious by Frances Ridley Havergal 
  • In Christ Alone by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend 
  • Rock of Ages by Augustus Toplady 
  • How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine 
  • It Is Well with My Soul by Horatio Spafford 
  • Abide with Me by Henry Lyte 
  • Ye Holy Angels Bright by Richard Baxter 
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God by Martin Luther 
  • Come, Thou Almighty King by Author Unknown 
  • Tell Out, My Soul by Timothy Dudley-Smith 
  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah by William Williams 
  • Be Thou My Vision by Author Unknown 
  • A Shelter in the Time of Storm by Vernon J. Charlesworth
  • Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken by John Newton 
  • Jesus Shall Reign by Isaac Watts 
  • My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less by Edward Mote 
  • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us by Dorothy Thrupp
  • Take My Life, and Let It Be by Frances Ridley Havergal 
  • May the Mind of Christ My Savior by Kate B. Wilkinson 
  • To God Be the Glory by Fanny J. Crosby 
  • Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation by John M. Neale 
  • God Moves in a Mysterious Way by William Cowper 
  • Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God by Horatius Bonar 
  • Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee by Bernard of Clairvaux 
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Joachim Neander