‘Light of the World’ (I Need It)

It’s the little things that beat you down. The weather’s dark and dreary, I’m running late, and all sorts of equipment is failing me–blood pressure monitor, Patty’s car, toilet. All at once.

So I pray this hymn blesses me, and all of you who hear it: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Light of the World’

No hymn requests yet today; and it’s raining again, it’s hardly ever sunny out… So I’ll go with one of my favorite hymns, maybe it can lift my spirits and yours–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

By Request, ‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today’

Requested by SlimJim, this glorious Easter hymn by Charles Wesley–Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, sung by the Yoder Family. Nothing beats a churchful of congregants, and a choir, singing this on a sunny Easter morning!

(P.S.–Patty says the laptop’s ready. Here goes…)

Bonus Hymn, ‘Light of the World’

This hymn has been knocking at the door of my mind all morning, so I guess I need it: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We’re missing our Peep this weekend. It’s hard.

By Request, ‘And Can It Be That I Should Gain’

How heartening is this! We have hosts and hosts of brothers and sisters in Christ, all over the world–everywhere. In this video, India.

Requested by Susan, a Charles Wesley hymn sung by an Indian choir, 200 voices strong–And Can It Be That I Should Gain?

Bonus Hymn, ‘Light of the World’

I know, I know, I post this hymn rather often. I’ve been worried for my wife, worried for my cat–and Phoebe’s cat, Iggy, needs your prayers today–had a poor night’s sleep… but this hymn is soul medicine.

Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It never fails to stir my soul. I hope it does the same for you.

‘Away With Our Sorrow and Care’

Here’s one I’d never heard before, a Charles Wesley classic–Away with Our Sorrow and Care, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We’re still sick here, still in need of prayers. I still can’t focus long enough to write a Newswithviews piece.

‘O Thou Who Camest from Above’

I’d never heard this hymn before today–O Thou Who Camest from Above, by Charles Wesley: played and sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is what the hymn sounded like, two hundred years ago.

‘Light of the World’

Still sick, zero likes, zero comments–maybe a hymn by Charles Wesley can cheer things up around here. One of my favorite hymns: Light of the World, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We thank you for your prayers.

By Request, ‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus’

Another Advent hymn, this one requested by our friend SlimJim: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, by Charles Wesley, sung by the Truro Cathedral Choir.

Attention, all readers! Our annual Christmas Carol Contest is under way, and we’d like to see a lot, yes, a lot, of entries!