By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

Erlene’s hymn request turned into one of those disappearing comments–but I think that problem’s been solved: more on that a little later, the hymn comes first.

Rock of Ages, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Written in 1775 by Augustus Toplady and still going strong 250 years later.

By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

This blog is getting a little topheavy today, but I didn’t want to skip the hymn suggested by Erlene this morning: one of the most popular hymns ever–Rock of Ages, by Augustus Toplady (1775, and still going strong). Sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

‘I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say’

I hadn’t heard this hymn in many years–so many, I forgot the melody.

Well, let’s bring it back: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, published in 1846, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by God the Father.

Bonus Hymn, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

I’m so tired, and it’s so perishin’ cold outside today–how about a good old-fashioned hymn? Something by Fanny Crosby. Really, I don’t want to post any more nooze today.

All right, here it is: He Hideth My Soul, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Turn to the Lord, and He will turn to us.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Abide With Me’

We have a hymn request from “thewhiterabbit”–Abide With Me, written by Henry Lyte in 1847, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by God the Father: no one does them better.

‘I Will Sing the Wondrous Story’

We have a rainy morning here, but there’s sunshine in this hymn–I Will Sing the Wondrous Story, by Francis Rowley (1886), sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

We’re wide-open to hymn requests, so if you’ve got one, let us know.

By Request, ‘Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?’

Requested by Phoebe, Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb? This rousing rendition is by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. The hymn’s from 1878 and still going strong.

Hey out there! Some of you have never yet requested a hymn. Well, what’re you waiting for? There’ll never be a better time to do it. It’s not like they can do much more damage to my search engine ranking than they’ve done already.

Play It Again, Lee (‘He Hideth My Soul’)

I’ve just finished writing my Newswithviews column for the week. The day’s nooze has left a bad taste in my mouth. But this hymn has been in my mind all day–so I’m going to post it again.

He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir–and it’s as fresh and uplifting as it was when it first came out in 1890. An antidote to nooze!

‘Day by Day’

Written in 1865, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir, Day by Day is illuminated by these gorgeous photos of God the Father’s handiwork.

And it’s time to load the cart with Your Favorite Hymns again! We’d love to get some hymn requests from readers who haven’t made any before.

‘I Know Whom I Have Believed’

Your Favorite Hymns continues with this 19the century classic, I Know Whom I Have Believed, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

It’s getting to be time to fill up the hymn cart again. So if you’ve got a favorite hymn or two, or half a dozen favorite hymns, that you’d like to share here, please just let us know.