By Request: ‘O, Sacred Head, Surrounded’

Requested by Phoebe: O Sacred Head Surrounded–sung by Passion Chorale, music by J.S. Bach.

Would you believe we sang this in seventh grade–in a public school?

(I wasn’t going to put up six posts today; but I always try to fulfill hymn requests.)

‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today’

Easter’s almost here, so let’s have an Easter hymn.

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley, sung by the Yoder Family–oh, how many times we sang this, back in Sunday school!

By Request, ‘Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones’

Oh! I know that hymn, with a different set of lyrics. It’s on the tip of my tongue and I can’t quite get it out. Does anybody know the hymn (or hymns) I’m trying to think of?

Anyway, we have it here, requested by Elder Mike–Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones, from St. Ninnian’s Cathedral in Perth, Scotland.

Historical Note: St. Ninnian goes back to a time before there was a Scotland or an England.

Hymn on a Harp: ‘All Through the Night’

This was the first thing I posted today, but the computer and WordPress decided it’d be fun if they made me do all the work and then made the post disappear without a trace. So I’m trying again.

All Through the Night, old Welsh melody, performed by Siobhan Owen at St. German’s Church in Cardiff, Wales.

If I can get things to work around here, I want to post something about the life of St. Germanus–it’s quite inspiring. I might have to bump some nooze to fit it in, but I doubt anyone will complain about that.

‘Joy to the World’ (In March… Why Not?)

A Christmas hymn, in March? Well, why not?

Isaac Watts wrote Joy to the World in 1719, and as you can see, it’s still going strong. Here we have a modern rendition of it by Pentatonics. Again, why not?

I’m saving Easter hymns for a little later.

‘Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning’

The music for this hymns, Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning, was composed in 1948; so it’s only a year older than me. I wish I could tell you who was singing it, but YouTube didn’t provide that information. We’ve got the lyrics, so you can sing it, too.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

No hymn requests today so far, so here’s one I’ve picked: I Sing the Mighty Power of God, written by Isaac Watts in 1715 and still going strung, sung here by the Mountain Anthems. Background sets by God the Father.

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

The Psalms were originally written to be sung; so somebody at Wells Cathedral, England, made a musical arrangement for the 23rd Psalm, and here’s the cathedral choir singing it.

By Request, ‘Do You Know My Jesus?’

A hymn request from Phoebe–Do You Know My Jesus? I chose this rendition by four students at Fountainview Academy.

We live in a dark age; but there will always be light in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

‘Jesus Saves’

No requests received this morning, so I’m on my own and this is the hymn I want to hear today–Jesus Saves, sung at Reformed Synod 2012, held at Nyack, New York, on the mighty Hudson River. I don’t know a hymn more beautiful than this.