FPC Canon

The FPC Canon is a list of songs that have special meaning to our congregation. You are invited to explore the Canon and why we created it.

About the FPC Canon

Drawing Closer to God through true worship

Worship is an integral part of our life at First Presbyterian Church Tacoma. The Bible teaches us to worship God (1 Chronicles 16:23-31, Psalm 100, Ephesians 5:18-20), and worship is a way we can connect ourselves more deeply to God with our heart, mind, and soul. At the request of Pastor Eric, First Presbyterian Church’s Worship Committee came up with a list of 26 hymns and praise songs that are particularly meaningful to our life as a community.

We created this list from around 100 recommendations sent in by members of the congregation. These are not all of the songs we sing at First Presbyterian Church. But they are special songs that are important to our congregation.

For example, “The Days of Elijah” became an important song during a time of repentance and revival in our congregation several years ago (our year of “jubilee”).

“Amazing Grace” expresses our belief that we are saved by grace alone (not works); it has been used at the conclusion of our
communion services (with people holding hands) since we initiated a blended worship service that combines traditional and contemporary music. 

“God of This City” speaks of our heart “ForTacoma” and our desire to see the good news of Jesus spread throughout our city.

And “Crown Him with Many Crowns” is a song we often sing around Easter that emphasizes how Christ died for us and how He “triumphed o’er the grave” to give us eternal life.

We invite those involved in First Presbyterian Church to learn these songs, reflect on them, and use them in their own personal times of worship throughout the week. To help you learn these songs, view the playlist later on this page, and check out the additional blog posts and play lists that will be posted in the future. 

Songs in the Canon

A Mighty Fortress is Our God
All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises
Amazing Grace
Be Thou My Vision
Blessed Be Your Name
Build Your Kingdom Here
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Days of Elijah
God of This City
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Holy, Holy, Holy 
In Christ Alone
It Is Well with My Soul
Jesus Messiah
Lord I Need You
Mighty to Save
O for a Thousand Tongues
Oh Come to the Altar
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The Love of God
There is a Redeemer
Untitled Hymn
What a Friend We Have In Jesus
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross 

FPC Canon Playlist