‘Blessed Assurance’

A classic Fanny Crosby hymn, sung by Alan Jackson–not a bad start to the day.

Truly miserable weather this morning. Pray harder. Sing louder.

‘Away With Our Sorrow and Care’

Here’s one I’d never heard before, a Charles Wesley classic–Away with Our Sorrow and Care, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We’re still sick here, still in need of prayers. I still can’t focus long enough to write a Newswithviews piece.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

Still sitting here groggy, still sick…

How about an old-fashioned hymn, done the old-fashioned way? How Firm a Foundation, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–yes, that’s the ticket.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

The first time I tried to post this, I got a spirited rendition of Turkey in the Straw. It’s been that kind of day.

Ah, there it is–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Without a turkey.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

An old-fashioned Sunday school favorite–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by the congregation at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Please, everybody pray for my wife: she’s not getting better, and we’ve both fallen way behind in our work. We appeal to the power of Jesus’ name–please, Father, heal us.

By Request, ‘The Way’

Hooray, a hymn request! This one’s from Erlene–The Way, by Carroll Roberson.

It’s perishin’ cold out here today and we’re still sick, Patty and me–lost half a month so far. Please pray for us. I think I’m getting better… but what a mess this place is by now.

‘O Thou Who Camest from Above’

I’d never heard this hymn before today–O Thou Who Camest from Above, by Charles Wesley: played and sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is what the hymn sounded like, two hundred years ago.

‘Trust and Obey’

How about a good old Sunday school favorite to start the day? Trust and Obey, sung by the Vagle Brothers–yes, this one brings me back.

We used to have sun-dappled woodland paths around here, too…

‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’ (Vivaldi)

Here, now, let’s go first-class this morning, with a full choir and symphony orchestra–Glorida in Excelsis Deo, by Antonio Vivaldi.

We’re still pretty sick here, so please keep those prayers coming.

By Request, ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee’

We’re still sick, here, and I ask for your prayers for my wife–this illness is weighing on her spirit. I try to keep working, somehow. Just now everyone’s asleep but me.

Requested by Erlene–Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.