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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Let’s start our Sunday with a classic hymn, here sung not as a performance, but as part of a church service. This hymn, by Felice DiGiardini (1716-1796), may be more familiar to you as “Come Thou Almighty King”–same music, different lyrics. Our church had them both in its hymnal, on adjacent pages.
Think about that line, “The world to Christ we bring.”
As Christians, that’s what we’re supposed to do. And you can bet the world doesn’t want to be brought to Christ. But I would rather not talk politics today.
Let the words and music of the hymn speak instead.