‘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.

‘Are You Washed in the Blood?’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away’

Phoebe got two for the price of one out of this hymn request: Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?… floating right into I’ll Fly Away. Alan Jackson does make it look easy.

By Request, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’

We’re still doing Christmas hymns; but we’re posting hymns for all seasons, too.

Thank you, Phoebe, for requesting this: The Old Rugged Cross, sung by Alan Jackson. Used to bring tears to my eyes when we sang it in Sunday school. And it still does.

‘Away in a Manger’ (American Melody)

Away in a Manger will always be among my oldest Christmas memories. I was little more than a baby myself when I learned to sing it. And it was to this melody, the American melody–sung here by Alan Jackson–who better?

I’m not so sick that this hymn can’t move me to tears.

By Request, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’

Requested by SlimJim, O Come All Ye Faithful, sung by Alan Jackson.

Did you know you can request a specific artist along with your hymn or Christmas carol? Just as for Such and Such a Carol sung by Whoever–we’ll do the rest.

Yipes! Just five days till Christmas! And no carol has yet managed to get 20 views.

Maybe Byron’s right. Maybe the prize should’ve been a bicycle…

By Request, ‘Away in a Manger’

This was the first Christmas hymn I learned to sing. At the time I didn’t know what some of the words meant. Cattle were “lowing”? Morning is “nigh”? But I had no trouble at all understanding the meaning.

Requested by Thewhiterabbit: Away in a Manger, sung by Alan Jackson.

By Request, ‘How Great Thou Art’

Thank you, Erlene, for suggesting this hymn today–How Great Thou Art, sung by Alan Jackson. My mother used to sing this now and then, as she went about her housework.

That last post (“Would human extinction be good or bad?”) left a really vile taste in my mouth: so I needed God’s word, and a hymn, to wash it out. Really, our “science” has degenerated into shameful foolishness.

Let them prattle as they will. Here we stand, on God’s word.

By Request, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

We have space for another hymn, don’t we? Yes, of course we do. This one has been requested by Erlene–Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, sung by Alan Jackson.

By Request, ‘Standing on the Promises’

We have a hymn request from Phoebe to start the day–Standing on the Promises of God, sung by Alan Jackson. Background sets by God the Father.

And the hymn shop is open!

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

I love this hymn and I’m always glad when someone requests it. Today it’s been requested by Erlene–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by Alan Jackson.

Out here in Joisey, its grey and drizzly; but the hymn shop is open for business.