Tag Archives: Burl Ives

‘Wayfaring Stranger’ (Burl Ives)

Ina wanted more Burl Ives, and Patty wanted this hymn in particular, so here it is–Wayfaring Stranger, an old spiritual, sung by Burl Ives. Short but sweet.

‘The Ninety and Nine’ (Burl Ives)

Christ’s parable of the Good Shepherd and the lost sheep was the inspiration for this hymn from 1868, The Ninety and Nine, sung here by Burl Ives.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Burl Ives)

No one ever had a more mellow voice than Burl Ives–ideal for singing old-fashioned hymns: the kind of hymns that are still loved today, many years after they were written.

Hymns like this one–In the Sweet By and By.

‘The Lily of the Valley’

Here’s another traditional hymn I’ve never heard before–The Lily of the Valley, sung by Burl Ives.

If you’re new here, we like to start every blogging day with a hymn. So if there’s a hymn you’d like to share, just let us know.

‘Victory in Jesus’

I had never heard this classic hymn before–Victory in Jesus, published in 1939 by Mr. Barlett. Sung here by Burl Ives.


‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Burl Ives)

One more Burl Ives hymn, all right? In the Sweet By and By…

I’ve reached the age where there are more people waiting for me in the sweet by and by than are waiting for me here.

‘The Old Rugged Cross’ (Burl Ives)

Phoebe asked for more hymns by Burl Ives, so more hymns by Burl Ives we’ve got.

I don’t often post The Old Rugged Cross. If it brings a tear to your eye, that’s okay. I know a swordsman who has that reaction, too.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Burl Ives)

Sometimes I whistle this hymn when I go for a walk, and several people have told me it was a pleasure to them, to hear it. And it’s a pleasure to me, to hear Burl Ives sing it–What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

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

You don’t mind if I get on a Burl Ives roll, do you? His mellow voice was perfect for these good old hymns. Shall We Gather at the River is one of my favorites; and the haunting photograph doesn’t hurt, either.

God grant we never have to do without prayer–or hymns.

‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

What a wonderful rendition of this hymn, Bringing in the Sheaves, by Burl Ives!If you missed him in the 1950s and 60s, he was a noted folk singer and award-winning actor. And this is one of my favorite hymns, all the way back to Sunday school.

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