Tag Archives: Christian hymns

‘I Know That My Redeemer Lives’

We haven’t visited with the Lutheran Warbler for a while. She’s still singing her way through the Lutheran hymnal. This is I Know That My Redeemer Lives. by Samuel Medley in 1775. Inspired by the Book of Job, 19: 23-27.


By Request, ‘All Creatures of Our God and King’

That last nooze post jangled me pretty bad, and I’m grateful to Joshua for this hymn request. In fact, this particular hymn, with these visuals, was exactly what I needed.

All Creatures of Our God and King, a good old-fashioned hymn performed by Fernando Ortega… with living things by God the Father.


‘Bread of Heaven’

There’s nothing better than a Welsh hymn, sung by a Welsh choir. This is Bread of Heaven, which we also know as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. Its Welsh name is Cwm Rhondda. Sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir.


‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

Sometimes people object when I post this hymn. They would rather someone other than Christ had dominion. Whom that might be, they don’t say. But the right to it belongs to Jesus Christ alone.

Christ Shall Have Dominion, sung by the Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX. The melody, probably more widely known as Onward, Christian Soldiers, was composed by Arthur Sullivan–of Gilbert and Sullivan fame–in 1871.

 


‘Draw Me Nearer’

There being no hymn requests currently unserved (I hope!), let me dip into my store of Sunday school favorites for this one, by Fanny Crosby in 1875–Draw Me Nearer. Organ and piano–the old-fashioned way!–at Rosehill Church. No choir, but we have the lyrics if you want to sing along. Background sets by God the Father.


‘To God Be the Glory’

This was the first hymn that popped into my head today, so this is the first hymn I’m posting–To God Be the Glory, sung by the choir and congregation at The Church of God. I hope you like the way they sing it.


‘Jesus Saves’

I loved this hymn years before I could find out what it was called: Jesus Saves (also called We Have Heard the Joyful Sound). Sung here at the United Reformed Church Synod 2012 at Nyack College, New York. Those are the tree-clad banks of the Hudson River–God’s stuff, the beautiful work of His hands.


‘How Firm a Foundation’

I had occasion to quote from this hymn yesterday, and it stayed with me all day, so I decided that I ought to post it–How Firm a Foundation. I remember: our church hymnal called it “Portuguese hymn,” and we sang it to the tune of O Come, All Ye Faithful. Were we the only ones who did that?

Sung here by the Norton Hall Band at Southern Seminary.


By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

There have been several requests for Rock of Ages lately. Not bad for a hymn published in 1775. Written by Augustus Toplady, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Requested by Erlene.


By Request, ‘Sitting at the Feet of Jesus’

Requested by Lydia–some of the girls from Fountainview Academy, visiting the Redwood Forest, California (that’s just one tree-trunk they’re sitting on!)–and Sitting at the Feet of Jesus.


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