‘Christ for the World We Sing’

It’s wonderful to hear this great old hymn again–Christ for the World We Sing. Music by Felice de Giardini–and for some reason I’ve always remembered that name, since I first saw it in the hymnal.

The virtual choir is from Houston, TX.

‘Christ for the World We Sing’

I don’t know who’s singing this, but I do know this: we very urgently need to bring the world to Jesus Christ–the only one whose right it is to rule it.

Christ for the World We Sing–today’s first hymn.

‘Christ for the World We Sing’

We have no king but Jesus Christ.

Let’s assemble in spirit and belt out a tried and true hymn, Christ for the World We Sing. Performed in the video by the choir and congregation at St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City.

‘Christ for the World we Sing’

This hymn came to me yesterday and stayed around for a while–which to me always means it ought to be the next hymn I post: Christ for the World We Sing, sung hear by the sanctuary choir at the First United Methodist Church, Houston.

‘Christ for the World We Sing’

This hymn has been on my mind lately, so I thought I’d better post it–Christ for the World We Sing, here performed by the Sanctuary Choir at First United Methodist Downtown, in Houston, Texas.

Hey out there–if you’ve got a favorite hymn you’d like to share, there’s no time like the present to make a hymn request. Just leave a comment anywhere and we’ll do the rest.

‘Christ for the World We Sing’

He is what the world needs, now as much as ever.

Christ for the World We Sing–as a recessional for the congregation and choir at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City.

‘Christ For the World We Sing’

As this is posted, I’ll be at Aunt Joan’s funeral.

Christ for the World We Sing–a glorious classic hymn, sung here by a Church of Christ congregation.

‘Christ For the World We Sing’

This is the same “Italian Hymn,” composed by Felice DiGiardini, that we heard yesterday with Come, Thou Almighty King. Here they have tweaked the arrangement just a little bit: sung by the choir at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York City.

For going on 60 years I’ve had trouble remembering which of these hymns is which. But they’re both beautiful!

‘Christ for the World We Sing’

We’re waiting for readers to submit hymn requests, but so far today, this is the hymn that’s with me–Christ for the World We Sing, here performed by the Sanctuary Choir at the First United Methodist Church in Houston. Note the father with his little girls: God’s stuff. And it always works.

And don’t forget, everybody, I’m also taking requests for Christmas music.

‘Christ for the World We Sing’

That last news story I reported wasn’t pleasant to contemplate, so I hope you all won’t mind if I leave off news for the rest of this day.

And instead, a hymn–an old hymn, one of those that I grew up on: Christ for the World We Sing.

I don’t know anything about this congregation… but they sure can sing.