Hear This Free Modern Hymns Playlist – Many Artists And Songs

by Kristen Gilles

in Worship Leading

What is a modern hymn? Opinions vary but for the sake of this new playlist, we’re including songs that:

  • Feature all (or mostly all) original lyrics. In other words, these are not old hymn lyrics that have been set to new music (often known as “retuned hymns.” We’ll do a special “retuned hymns” playlist at a later date.
  • Feature lyrics that are set to regular “metrical” patterns. You can read more about hymn meter here.
  • Are either entirely made up of verses, or that rely on verses to carry the message or story, but also include brief choruses or refrains.

Without any further adieu, here’s our full Spotify playlist of modern hymns — 17 songs, over an hours’ worth of music. If you’re blessed by these songs, consider purchasing some of them as singles (or purchase the full length records from whence they come). And if you’re a worship leader, consider adding some of these songs into the rotation at your church!

Also hear and subscribe to our free playlist of over 40 worship songs of lament, comfort and hope, for anyone dealing with sorrow, anxiety, depression or grief — these songs are great for your personal playlist, as well as church services and funerals.

And hear nearly two hours worth of songs for trinitarian worship in our 25+ “Trinity Songs” playlist.

Subscribe to my Spotify profile to get more free worship playlists, curated for you.


Judy May 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

Would be interested in why you choose the abridged version of ‘In Christ Alone’ rather than one of the many full text versions. The full song is so much more a proclamation of the complete Gospel.

Bobby Gilles May 5, 2014 at 9:18 am

That was actually our mistake. There are so many recorded versions of that song on Spotify — we just clicked the wrong one. We’ve corrected it now!

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