I hope you don’t mind my posting this again, this morning: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is the hymn I want to take with me into oral surgery. I’m not good at having bits of myself cut out. I know, I know–after it’s all over, it won’t seem like such a big deal. But just now, I find the whole idea extremely daunting. Please, Lord, give me strength: in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Hymn by Charles Wesley, sung by St. Michael’s Singers–Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise: granted, it’s a hymn for Ascension Day, which isn’t till May 10. But when is it a bad time to be reminded that Our Lord Jesus Christ, after rising from the dead and being seen by many people, ascended into Heaven to take His place on the right hand of God the Father? From whence He shall come again!
I hope you don’t mind my posting this hymn for the umpteenth time–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This hymn never fails to stir my soul.
For Jesus Christ is the light of the world, that lights everyone who comes into the world. He is the Light they can’t put out, not all their hellish legions of the ungodly: God knows who they are.
I’m waiting for the hospital to call with another update on Aunt Joan. They were too busy to talk to me when I called earlier this morning.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3)
Father in Heaven, this day we proclaim that Light has entered the world, Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Bless this Christmas Day of 2017 and give it extraordinary power, all throughout the coming year, to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ, our only Savior and our King, the Son of God. You see how we need Him! Bring forth that day, O Lord our God, when every knee shall bow to Jesus Christ, and every tongue confess Him lord: in Jesus’ name, amen.
(Hymn: Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band)
Requested by “thewhiterabbit,” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–I hope you like this rendition by Amy Grant.
Charles Wesley published the lyrics to this Christmas hymn back in 1739, and Felix Mendelssohn composed the familiar melody 100 years later.
Would you believe we used to be allowed to sing this in… school?
I hope you don’t mind my posting this again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. If there’s another hymn you’d like to see today, just tell me and I’ll post it. But this somehow puts me in the arms of Jesus Christ my savior, and that is a good place to be.
Amazing Love, by Charles Wesley–we’ve posted it before as And Can It Be–has much to teach us about God’s love, and salvation in and by Jesus Christ Our Lord. And this is the Altar of Praise Chorale praising God with no musical instrument but their voices.
I hope nobody minds my posting this hymn again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung here by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
And the whole multitude sought to touch him, for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. (Luke 6:19)
He healed them all. Our Lord Jesus Christ healed them all.
I found this hymn by Charles Wesley posted on the Ezekiel Countdown blog yesterday (highly recommended: http://ezekielcountdown.com), and wished to use it here. This rendition is by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, in 18th century style.
Christ’s soldiers had better arise. We’ve got our work cut out for us.
Here’s a Charles Wesley hymn I haven’t heard before: Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
For newcomers to this blog, we like to start each blogging day with a hymn, and we take requests. So if you have a favorite hymn or worship song you’d like to see posted here, just let us know.