‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ (Amy Grant)

I would like it to be said of me that “he knew how to keep Christmas.” And Easter, too.

And so we come to Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, by Charles Wesley in 1739, sung by Amy Grant.

If Christ is not born, the world cannot be saved.

And if Christ be not risen, as St. Paul explained, then we can’t be risen, either.

Hence a Christmas hymn in September.

‘Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet’

(Gee, Lee, you’re kind of late today! Yes, Grasshopper: freakin’ computer being very fractious…)

I’ve finally got a hymn posted–Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet, by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Yes, I know I posted it not too long ago. With all the stuff going on around here, I’m lucky my pants aren’t on backwards.

‘Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet’

I fell in love with this hymn the first time I heard it on Christian radio, sometime last century. No one sings it better than Amy Grant–Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet, Psalm 119:105.

‘Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet’

Taken from the Psalms (119:105), Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet, sung by Amy Grant: it was in my head last night.

We’re back in business here, folks, so please feel free to request hymns.


I don’t know if this is the Emanuel that Erlene had in mind as her hymn request, but it’s my best guess. I usually think of this as a hymn for Christmas-time, but it works just as well for Easter: Emanuel, sung by Amy Grant.

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.

By Request, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’

In case you hadn’t noticed, our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest is still running, and will run till Jan. 6, next Monday. So if you haven’t entered a carol yet–well, why not?

So we have this hymn request from SlimJim, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. I hope you like this performance by Amy Grant.

‘Thy Word’

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  Psalm 119:105

This was the first non-traditional worship song I ever fell in love with: Thy Word, by Amy Grant. Usually I opt for classic hymns; but I’m sure this one’s on its way to becoming a classic.

‘Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet’

This is the first “modern” hymn I ever fell in love with–Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet, sung by Amy Grant. Used to be, if I see a guitar or a microphone, I’m out of there. But posting daily hymns by request has broadened my horizons.

So if you want to make a hymn request today, please go right ahead.

By Request, ‘El Shaddai’

Requested by Erlene, El Shaddai–and I chose this version by Amy Grant because those images of Christ as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah never fail to move me. We need that lion in our lives. We need that lion in our world. We need Him on the throne ruling heaven and earth–come, Lord Jesus, come!