‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

I am so tired! This year has really worn us out so far.

Anyway, here’s our hymn for the day–Burl Ives singing Shall We Gather at the River?  By all means let’s do that! A gathering of saints is what we need.

‘Abide With Me’

No hymn requests this morning, so let’s go with this one–Abide With Me, sung by Burl Ives and the Korean Orphan Choir.

The hymn shop’s open all the time. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just let us know.

‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

No hymn requests this morning–so I post the first hymn that pops into my head. Today it’s Bringing in the Sheaves, sung by Burl Ives.

Food is a gift of God, His bounty. How many of us don’t know where it comes from?

‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God… Psalm 46:4

I think that must be the river featured in this hymn–Shall We Gather at the River?, sung here by Burl Ives. Sweet old-fashioned holiness.

By Request, ‘It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’

Almost missed this one! Good thing I went back and checked. Requested by Ina, sung by Burl Ives–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.

Oh, this stirs a fond memory! It’s Christmas-time at my Grammy’s house, this hymn is playing on the radio. I’m a toddler, sitting on Uncle Bernie’s lap while he reads a Christmas story to me. I can almost remember the book…

‘Shall We Gather at the River’ (Burl Ives)

We haven’t had many hymn requests lately–well, more like we haven’t had any at all–so I’m on my own.

So here’s Burl Ives with Shall We Gather at the River, it’s a good old 19th century hymn, and let’s let it minister to us.

By Request, ‘The Lily of the Valley’

Ina requested “any hymn by Burl Ives,” so I chose this one, which I had never heard before–The Lily of the Valley.

Anyone can request a hymn here, and I try to fulfill all requests. So if you have a hymn you’d like to share, just give us a shout.

By Request, ‘Yes, We’ll Gather at the River’

We’ve got two hymn requests this morning; so here’s another beautiful old-fashioned hymn, from 1864–Yes,. We’ll Gather at the River, requested by Erlene, sung here by Burl Ives. We can’t help looking to Psalm 46: “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God…”

What a glad gathering this will be!

‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

A dear old traditional hymn, published in 1864–Shall We Gather at the River?, sung here by Burl Ives. Somehow this hymn brings 19th century Christianity into the 21st.

‘Bringing in the Sheaves’ (Burl Ives)

Here’s a good old Sunday school favorite, piano and all–Bringing in the Sheaves, sung by Burl Ives. How many people out there don’t know what “sheaves” are?