Every denomination, it seems has its own set of lyrics to go with this hymn. But here we have the original Hyfrydol, sung in Welsh by a Welsh choir. I can’t translate a word of it, but I don’t think I have to: the music speaks for itself.

Kitten Conquers a Work Station

One of the good things about working at home is you get to spend more time with your pets. And they get to walk on your keyboard while you’re using it, after climbing up your leg. Trust me, the guy in this video got off easy. Imagine the trouble if he’d had a parrot, too.

Bonus Video: Quokka Kisses, with Meerkats

Nooze has left a bad taste in my mouth. Time for an antidote: quokka kisses! Along with some frisky meerkats, at Wildlife HQ Zoo. Would you like to trade places with this keeper?

‘He Who Would Valiant Be’ (with Train Ride)

I am so late today! But I can’t help it. By the time the weekend comes around, I’m shot.

John Bunyan’s hymn, He Who Would Valiant Be–also known as To Be a Pilgrim–was inspired by a dream he had after reading Hebrews 11.

I do wish I could have a seat on this train! The North York Moors Railway wends its leisurely way through Goathland, Yorkshire.

I wonder if there’s a train that takes us to Heaven.

Quokka Home Movies

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with some of my family’s home movies. I wanted to post footage of us playing Clue, but everybody else wanted to show the juggling. We love watching humans juggle! It’s sort of a quokka thing–maybe because we are so no good at juggling, ourselves.

By Request, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy Are You, Lord’

There’s some horrific nooze out there I have to look into, and a special announcement that I want to make; but first a hymn. Requested by Erlene: Holy, Holy, Holy Are You, Lord, by Terry MacAlmon.

‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty’

This was the first hymn that popped up on the screen this morning, so here it is–Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, by the Altar of Praise Men’s Chorale.

The hymn shop’s open for your requests.

Kitten Kapers

I hope you don’t get bored by kitten videos. As for me, I can never get enough of the antics of kittens when they confront a mirror. Priceless!

True, a lot of animals have goofy reactions to mirrors. I had to take away the mirror before my chameleon did himself a mischief.

By Request, ‘In the Sweet By and By’

Requested by Joshua: In the Sweet By and By, sung by Simon Khorolskiy. We didn’t know he could sing American country music style! Thank you, Joshua.

‘Jesus Saves’

I heard this melody played at a Civil War battlefield and never forgot it, although it was years before I found out its name. Jesus Saves–as sung at the United Reformed Church’s 2012 Synod at Nyack, New York. And that’s the beautiful Hudson River in the picture.