‘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.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

Still sitting here groggy, still sick…

How about an old-fashioned hymn, done the old-fashioned way? How Firm a Foundation, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–yes, that’s the ticket.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

The first time I tried to post this, I got a spirited rendition of Turkey in the Straw. It’s been that kind of day.

Ah, there it is–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Without a turkey.

‘Trust and Obey’

How about a good old Sunday school favorite to start the day? Trust and Obey, sung by the Vagle Brothers–yes, this one brings me back.

We used to have sun-dappled woodland paths around here, too…

By Request, ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee’

We’re still sick, here, and I ask for your prayers for my wife–this illness is weighing on her spirit. I try to keep working, somehow. Just now everyone’s asleep but me.

Requested by Erlene–Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.

‘In the Sweet By and By’

I was hoping to get some hymn requests this morning–oh, well. Maybe this will get the readers in the mood–In the Sweet By and By, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy. If you’re really motivated, you can try to figure out how they avoided tipping over the raft.

‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I loved singing this in Sunday school, even thought I didn’t know what a “sheave” was, or why anyone would be bringing them in.

A good old-fashioned hymn, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Bringing in the Sheaves.

‘Now Thank We All Our God’

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Just at this moment, I’m thankful for the sunshine glinting off the few golden leaves left on the maple tree outside my window.

Now Thank We All Our God–by the choir and orchestra at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

“ElderMike” inspired me with a comment late last night–yes, let’s celebrate Christ’s victory! Especially now–we especially need to do it now.

Christ Shall Have Dominion and Onward, Christian Soldiers share the same melody by Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.

I wish I had friends to sing hymns with. Wherever two or three are gathered in Christ’s name… He’s there, too.

‘Like a River Glorious’

Like a River Glorious, sung in glorious harmony by The Smucker Family–what would you give, to put your boat upon that river? And I don’t know about you, but I find God’s handiwork, in the colors of the autumn leaves, as stirring as a song.