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Hymns (2014)

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

Hymns is the eighteenth studio album by Christian singer -songwriter Michael W. Smith, released on March 24, 2014 and sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and is distributed by Provident Label Group. The album consists of Smith's rendition of traditional hymns, including many that he sang at church when he was young. Smith also covers "Wonderful, Merciful Savior" as recorded by Selah. This was Smith's last album to be distributed by Provident before beginning his new contract with Capitol Christian Music Group. Hymns debuted and peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, number 1 on the Top Christian Albums and number 5 on the Independent Albums charts. Smith won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year at the 45th GMA Dove Awards.

Track listing

1. The Old Rugged Cross (George Bennard) -4:05

2. My Jesus, I Love Thee (William Ralph Featherston) -3:21

3. Were You There (C. Winfred Douglas) -3:22

4. Victory in Jesus (Eugene Monroe Bartlett) -3:24

5. How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) -4:22

6. Just As I Am (Charlotte Elliott) -3:13

7. Near the Cross (Fanny Crosby) -3:36

8. It Is Well (Horatio Spafford) -5:06

9. Softly and Tenderly (Will Lamartine Thompson) -3:20

10. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts) -3:34

11. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Joseph M. Scriven) -4:06

12. Wonderful, Merciful Savior (Dawn Rodger, Eric Wyse) -3:31

13. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas O. Chisholm, William M. Runyan)


14. God of Our Fathers (Daniel C. Roberts) -2:23

15. The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Peter C. Lutkin) -1:40

Production credits

Kyle Lee and Jim Daneker -producers (tracks 1 -14)

Michael W. Smith - producer (track 15)


Dove Award -Inspirational Album of the Year (Hymns)

Previous release: Decades of Worship (2012)

Next release: Sovereign (2014)

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