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‘O Sacrament Most Holy’

I wish I knew who it was, singing this beautiful hymn, but that information is not given. O Sacrament Most Holy, in sweet harmony…

Your Favorite Hymns continues. Please feel free to add to the list.


‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past’

To continue with your favorite hymns–

Isaac Watts’ hymns from the 18th century are still much loved today. By request: O God, Our Help in Ages Past, sung by the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Singers. Background sets by God the Father.


‘Does God Care What I Think?’ (2017)

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One of the purposes of writing anything down is so that it’s the same for everybody. That’s why God caused His word to be written down.

Does God Care What I Think?

St. Peter warns us against “private interpretation” of the scriptures. It would be hard to think of a warning that’s been less heeded.

And anyway, look how hard it is to convince anybody of anything. How often does anything we say actually change anybody’s mind?

Well, we try. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you” is a motto for this age.


‘Holy God, We Praise Thy Name’

They play this hymn on the bells of St. Francis, across the street from me, and finally I know what it’s called–Holy God We Praise Thy Name. I don’t know who the singers are, so I’m not able to give them the credit they deserve.

We try to post your favorite hymns every day. Please feel free to add to the list.


‘There Is a Fountain’

We’re playing your favorite hymns at the start of each day. Today it’s There Is a Fountain, by Selah.

Just tell us your favorite hymns and we’ll add them to the list. You don’t have to name just one!


Bonus Hymn, ‘Our God Is an Awesome God’

I post this as an antidote, an answer, to the pessimism that creeps over our souls from time to time. Let us not forget the God we serve!

If you can, take yourself out of today’s nooze and put yourself into the audience within this video–and then try to tell yourself the bad guys win, no hope, they beat God. Go ahead, try.

Our God Is an Awesome God, by Michael W. Smith: he hardly has to sing it; he’s got a hall full of people to sing it for him.

Feel free to join in!


Too Much Pessimism

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There’s too much of this: Christians throwing in the towel, conceding their country and the world to communists and trannies and other villains–we’re done, we’re through, they win, the bad guys always win, etc., etc. You should see my  chess page. It’s enough to make you sit down and cry. Those guys laugh if they hear anybody else called a pessimist.

But here are a few little things to keep in mind.

Uh, whose lord has already been condemned to the lake of fire–ours or theirs?

Whose holy scriptures have endured for thousands of years? Hint: none of theirs.

Look at the difference between music created by Christians and music created by those who reject Christ.

By their fruits you shall know them. When was the last time you saw Darwinists embark on a food or clothing drive? Whose architecture is nicer, ours or theirs? Who spent the entire 20th century piling up a body count that dwarfs the murders of all the other centuries put together? It’s true that we Christians have things in our history for which we should be, and are, ashamed: but we have grown out of them. And even when we were waging religious wars against each other, those were nothing compared to communism’s war against the human race.

The thing about surrendering our country to the bad guys is–we can’t! No way. And the problem with normal, sane people is, they’re busy doing normal, sane things, like raising their families and doing their jobs, and they have little or no time for activism. Plus we are constitutionally averse to anything like an obsessive desire to control other people’s lives: but that desire scalds the heart of every leftist. So in that way they have the advantage over us.

But if God be for us, who can be against us? Some of us sound like we’ve forgotten that there is a God–our God, the awesome God: who has furthermore bought us with a price. Did Christ die in vain? Was He risen from the dead in vain? Did God create the earth as a playground for little socialist cabals who want to pick on people?

The idea of surrender shouldn’t even cross our minds.

Because our God is an awesome God!


By Request, ‘I’d Rather Have Jesus’

If you read the preceding post, you know that this hymn wound up getting requested twice: I’d Rather Have Jesus. I chose this treatment by Lindsay, of “Her Heart Sings,” out of many available.

I’ll continue to post Your Favorite Hymns until I come to the end of the list. But there’s no reason why that would ever have to happen, because the list is always open.


Your Favorite Hymns, Continued

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Last night I loaded a hymn for this morning. Just now, before I posted it, I read the comments. And there was a reader, SlimJim, requesting the very hymn that was already scheduled for today.

Now how does that happen? I mean, there are thousands and thousands of hymns he could have asked for: how did he pick the one hymn that was already scheduled?

This is not the first time this has happened. And I’ll bet it won’t be the last.


‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

We continue with Your Favorite Hymns–as we’ll be doing for a while, as it’s become a long listen and you can always add to it.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. How many times, I wonder, has he sung this hymn in public: and yet you can see how it moves him.

As it should move us.


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