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- Heather Metzger, age 8
- Mary Jetmore, age 9
- Grace Stewart, age 9
- Mallory Bolser, age 10
- Eden Judd, age 10
- Ben Schweitzer, age 10
- Mirabella Troncoso, age 10
- Kirsten Urich, age 10
- Graham Milligan, age 11
- Luke Schweitzer, age 12
- Madeline Stults, age 12
- Grace Blakely, age 13
- Annetta Itnyre, age 13
- Heidi Metzger, age 13
- Natalie Milligan, age 13
- Natalie Pegg, age 13
- Alexa Turner, age 15
- Director: Jessica Raposo
- Piano: Caryl Bailey
- Recording engineer: Chris Robinson
Solo and DuetSolo: Annetta Itnyre, ages 8-11
Duets "Jesus bids of shine" and "Gentle Jesus, meek and mild": Madelyn Brunton and Annetta Itnyre, age 8
Other Duets: Lydia Shively and Annetta Itnyre, ages 15 and 13
Piano: Caryl Bailey
Alisa and Jessica would like to thank Dr. Jay Barbre, Interim Associate Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and his committee, for awarding us a Summer Faculty Fellowship to support the camp; Dr. Jason Troutwine, Vice-Chancellor of External Affairs for granting us webspace; Dr. Ross Alexander, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, for support of the entire project; and, finally, Central United Methodist Church who allowed us use of their sanctuary for our hymn camp.
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30 Selections from the Top Ranking Hymns for Children
In the following table, "No." is the hymn number, in order of popularity; "Pop." is the popularity of the hymn (percentage of 100 19th-century children's hymnals surveyed). The title of each hymn is linked to a page with more information about the hymn: interpretation, audio recording, hymn text and musical score.
No. Pop. (%) Title Date Author of text Tune (composer if known) 1 46 I think, when I read that sweet story of old 1841 Jemima Thompson Luke Greek tune 2 43 Awake, my soul, and with the sun 1674 Thomas Ken "Morning hymn" 3 42 Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear 1827 John Keble "Hursley" 4 41 From Greenland’s icy mountains 1823 Reginald Heber "Missionary Hymn" by Lowell Mason 5 40 Hark! The herald angels sing 1739 Charles Wesley "Berlin" from Mendelssohn 6 38 There is a happy land 1843 Andrew Young "Happy land" 7 33 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty 1826 Reginald Heber "Nicea" by J. B. Dykes 8 33 Rock of Ages, cleft for me 1776 Augustus Toplady "Redhead" by Richard Redhead 9 31 All hail the power of Jesus’ name 1779 Edward Perronet "Diadem" by James Ellor 10 31 Glory to Thee, my God, this night 1695 Thomas Ken "Tallis’ Canon" 11 29 Abide with me, fast falls the eventide 1847 Henry Francis Lyte "Eventide" by Wm. H. Monk 12 29 I sing the almighty power of God 1715 Isaac Watts "Washington" 13 26 Nearer, my God, to thee 1841 Sarah Flower Adams "Horbury" by J. B. Dykes 14 25 Around the throne of God in heaven 1838 Anne Shepherd "Glory" 15 25 Great God, and will Thou condescend 1810 Anne and Jane Taylor "Holley" by G. Hews 16 25 There’s a Friend for little children 1859 Albert Midlane "Children’s Friend" 17 24 Gentle Jesus, meek and mild 1742 Charles Wesley "Innocent" 18 23 Here we suffer grief and pain 1832 Thomas Bilby "Joyful" 19 22 Christ the Lord is risen today 1739 Charles Wesley "Easter Hymn" 20 22 Jerusalem the golden 1861 John Mason Neale "Ewing" by Alexander Ewing 21 20 Hushed was the evening hymn 1857 James Burns "Samuel" by Arthur Sullivan 22 18 We are but little children weak 1850 C. F. Alexander "Alstone" 23 16 Once in Royal David’s City 1848 C. F. Alexander "Irby" by H. J. Gauntlett 24 9 Jesus, Lover of my soul 1740 Charles Wesley "Hollingside" by J. B. Dukes 25 8 I love to tell the story 1866 Katherine Hankey "Hankey" by Wm. Fischer 26 7 Jesus bids us shine 1881 Susan Warner "Little Soldiers" 27 1 Father, in high heaven dwelling 1896 unknown Music by W. Jackson 28 1 One day, dear children, you must die 1862 unknown Music by John B. Dykes 29 1 Voice of the Helpless (Band of Mercy) 1897 Carlotta Perry Music by L. B. Marshall 30 1 Lift aloft our banner (Band of Mercy) 1897 Thomas Timmons "Battle Hymn of the Republic" 31 1 There is a happy time (Band of Hope) 1861 unknown "Happy Land"