This hymn came to me so strongly this morning that I just had to post it: Just As I Am, Without One Plea. It was my Aunt Millie’s favorite hymn. I can remember her humming it as she bustled about her housework: hearing it really brings that back to me. We wait, O Lord, for your restoration of all things.
Sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
Wednesday’s hymn, Take Two: Let’s see if I can actually post this to appear Wednesday morning while I’m stranded at the doctor’s office.
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, written in 1846 by Horatio Bonar, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir–I expected this to be sung to the same melody as I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, which is the same melody (I think) as Fling Out the Banner… oh, well.
I’d never heard this hymn before, but I recognized the title as coming from the scriptures (2 Timothy 1:2), so I knew I’d want to post it: I Know Whom I Have Believed, published in 1893, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background scenery by God the Father.
This is just one of the 8,000-plus hymns that Fanny Crosby wrote: He Hideth My Soul (1890), sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
If I posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn here every day, and never missed a day, and never posted any of them more than once… it would take us over 20 years to post them all.
(I’m not really late. I just got my bike ride in before it got too hot.)
I found myself whistling this hymn last night, shortly before bedtime, just after our Father Brown episode; so it struck me as a good idea to post it this morning: He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby (1890), sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. I’ve learned to like a lot of the new stuff, but they’ll never do better than Fanny Crosby.
I’m posting this because last night I dreamed I was in a church, among the congregation, and we were singing Rock of Ages. I don’t know why I dreamed it: I just go with what the Lord gives me. Just take it up and go.
This beautiful a capella rendition is by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
We’ve all heard this hymn a thousand times: Rock of Ages, published in 1775. But it pays to pretend you’ve never heard it before–and listen. The lyrics preach a central tenet of Christianity.
Performed by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by the Lord Our God, Maker of heaven and earth.
My wife let it slip last night that she loves this hymn, so, for her and all the rest of you out there, here it is: Abide With Me, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. This hymn will keep you company all day, if you let it.
Sorry, running a little bit late today. Yesterday my sinuses made my teeth ache, but a lot of prayers, a good night’s sleep, and Sambucol have me nearly out6 of the woods today.
This is one of the most beautiful hymns I know, He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby back in 1890, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
This is the Antrim Mennonite Choir singing the 19th century classic hymn, I Will Sing the Wondrous Story. For mere human voices, unaided by musical instruments, to produce such pure music–well, I stand in awe. It’s another gift of God.