In 2013 Songs of Praise conducted a nationwide survey. Tens of thousands of people voted for their favourite, from a list of one hundred hymns and these are the top 10:
1. How Great Thou Art
2. In Christ Alone
3. Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord
4. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
5. Here I Am, Lord (I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky)
6. And Can It Be
7. Abide With Me
8. Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
9. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
10. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
The hymns featured in a special edition of the Songs of Praise Big Sing that was broadcast on Sunday 27 October 2013.
The results of the nationwide vote were sung by five thousand people at the Royal Albert Hall with guest stars Russell Watson, Michael Ball, Andrea Begley, Friar Alessandro and the newly-crowned Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.