Category Archives: religion

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

The first time I ever posted this hymn, someone out there objected: he didn’t want Christ to have dominion.

But we have no king but Jesus Christ.

Sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church, San Antonio, Texas: Christ Shall Have Dominion.


Bonus Hymn: ‘Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet’

This is a dreary day with high humidity, the nooze is even drearier–and I need another hymn. This is the one I want: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet, by Amy Grant.

Patty and I are not at our best these past few days, health-wise, and any prayers that come our way will be appreciated.

Blog is pretty flat today, though. I guess a lot of people are just worn out.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

You can’t go wrong with a hymn by Fanny Crosby, and she wrote eight or nine thousand of them–including this one, He Hideth My Soul. Performed by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas.


‘Amazing Grace’ (Ernie Ford)

This is a wonderful rendition of Amazing Grace by Tennessee Ernie Ford, recorded in 1964.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!


‘Jesus Saves’

This was the hymn I just had to have today. I got to singing it while I was doing the dishes last night, and I didn’t want to stop. Jesus Saves, sung by the students of Fountainview Academy on their visit to Prague.


‘There’s No Disappointment in Heaven’

Here’s another hymn I’ve never heard before–There’s No Disappointment in Heaven, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. I doubt there’s nooze in heaven, either.

Background sets by God the Father.


By Request, ‘Maker of My Heart’

Requested by Joshua (now that he’s back!)–Maker of My Heart, by GLAD.

Yo, everybody, the hymn shop’s always open. If you have a hymn you want to share, just leave a comment anywhere and we’ll do the rest.


‘O Worship the King’

Robert Grant wrote this hymn, inspired by Psalm 104, in 1833. It was the first hymn I learned to play on my harmonica.

O Worship the King, sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘Pastor Gored by Mad Bull–in Church!’ (2015)

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Before or after the collection?

This story should have forever silenced the claim that people in Ohio are strait-laced and pedestrian.

Pastor Gored by Mad Bull–in Church!

So your church service includes bull-wrangling? And the pastor almost gets killed? Well, that oughta put some fannies in the pews!

But at least we’ve now made it clear, I think, how far is too far for the seeker-friendly church to go.

I wonder if the embedded video still works.


‘Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken’

Can’t lock down God’s spirit!

Let’s start the day with a hymn–Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken, written by John Newton, who also wrote Amazing Grace. For most of his life he made his living in the slave trade; but after he became a serious Christian, he spent the rest of his life working for the abolition of slavery.

Sung by the Greene Mountain Men’s Choir.


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