"...Singing Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs..." —Colossians 3:16 (ESV)

Each month of the year we highlight a different hymn. We want you to have twelve hymns in the back pocket of your mind ready to spend both in times of celebration and times of desperation. We encourage you to sing these often in private, family, and corporate worship.

  • January: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

    Written by Martin Luther in 1529, "A Mighty Fortress" is known as the battle hymn of the Reformation. 


    Hymns of Grace: #53


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  • February: Amazing Grace

    This is no doubt the best known hymn in our EDC series and it might be the best known hymn period. You might then consider John Newton's classic a gimmie, but do you know all six original verses as well as the additional one penned by John Rees? If not, you really should, and February is your chance to do so.


    Hymns of Grace: #89


    All six of Newton's original verses can be found at Hymnary.org.

  • March: Be Thou My Vision

    The origins of this hymn are shrouded in legend, but it is certainly rooted in Ireland. This poetical prayer finds harmonious expression in its elegant tune.


    Hymns of Grace: #176


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  • April: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

    Written by the prolific Isaac Watts, this hymn is a meditation on Galatians 6:14.


    Hymn's of Grace: #274


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  • May: And Can It Be?

    Phil Ryken says this gem by Charles Wesley "not only expresses the white heat of spiritual emotion but also pushes the upper realms of poetic ecstasy."


    Hymn's of Grace: #180


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  • June: In Christ Alone

    With little doubt, this is the best known and loved modern hymn.

    Hymns of Grace: #177


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  • July: His Mercy Is More

    A comfort filled modern hymn.

    Hymns of Grace: #—


    Lyrics can be found here.


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  • August: Nothing but the Blood

    This hymn simultaneously shows the depths of our sin and then exalts Christ's blood over it.

    Hymns of Grace: #302


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  • September: He Will Hold Me Fast

    This comforting hymn was lightly revised and recovered by Matt Merker demonstrating that often the best "new" song is an old one.

    Hymns of Grace: #388


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  • October: Holy, Holy, Holy

    This obsessed hymn is a standard in most hymnals a classic song of praise to our thrice holy God.

    Hymns of Grace: #48


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