Tag Archives: Christian hymns

‘When This Passing World Is Done’

I couldn’t resist the gorgeous harmony of The Smucker Family’s a capella singing, nor the glorious background scenery by the hand of God the Father. Let’s start our day with When This Passing World is Done–and pray that it isn’t quite done yet.

‘Like a River Glorious’

There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God… (Psalm 46:4)

Reminded! God’s will shall indeed be done. All-righteous, all-wise, all-loving, almighty! Let his word flow like a great a nourishing river through out lives.

This morning’s hymn: Like a River Glorious, sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.

By Request, ‘O Sacred Head Surrounded’

Current events aside, this week features Good Friday and that’s important.

Requested by Phoebe: O Sacred Head Surrounded, sung by the choir at St. Michael’s Church in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Lyrics from the Middle Ages (author not known for certain), music by Hans Leo Hassler, harmonized by J.S. Bach.

Our seventh grade class sang this in our spring concert.

‘He Who Would Valiant Be’

Now they want us not to go grocery-shopping. What are we supposed to do for food?

Antidote: He Who Would Valiant Be, by John Bunyan, also known and loved as To Be a Pilgrim–complete with peaceful train ride over the North York Moors on the Goathland Railroad (steam locomotive and all).

‘God of Our Fathers’

This is a rousing hymn, and we need rousing. If we’re going to come back from this stupid coronavirus crisis (brought to you by Red China experimenting with germ warfare), we can only do it by turning back to God. Bizarre perversions and gross immorality won’t do it for us. Repent, re-dedicate ourselves to God our shield,and America will indeed be great again.

God of Our Fathers–I wish I knew whose performance this is. Thank you, whoever you are.

‘Days of Elijah’

We need pumping up–well, I certainly do. We need to remember that we serve a mighty God, all-righteous, all-wise–who is not an absentee landlord!

Days of Elijah, sung by a hallful of U.S. Marines–oo-rah!

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

Isaac Watts wrote this hymn in 1715 and it’s still going strong today–I Sing the Mighty Power of God, sung here by the Mountain Anthems. Background sets by God the Father.

‘Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing’

This is an unusual arrangement of a traditional hymn, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, by King’s Kaleidoscope. I think you’ll like it.

‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

I’ve spent much of this afternoon reading nooze, and I am neither the better nor the wiser for it. So I looked for an antidote, and found this.

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, performed by the Living Stones Quartet–all I know about them is they’re Indians and they do hymns and gospel music. But what I know about their message is… it’s true. If there was ever a time not to forget our Savior, Jesus Christ, that time is now.

The Lord’s hand is on the tiller, and He sees all the things we can’t see.

‘How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds’

This hymn’s been with us since 1779, but I’d never heard it until yesterday–How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds, by John Newton. Yes: the same John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace.

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