Tag Archives: Christian hymns

‘Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus’

I don’t know how many different sets of lyrics there are for “Hyfrydol.” It seems each denomination has its own. Here we have it as Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, by Charles Wesley: sung by Fernando Ortega.

By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

Rock of Ages, by Rev. A.M. Toplady, was first published in 1775 and has remained popular ever since–but you’ve never heard it sung like this before. Requested by Joshua: Rock of Ages, sung a capella by GLAD.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

This was a Sunday school favorite of mine, and still is–This Is My Father’s World. It carries an important message: “This is my Father’s world, and let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”

Performed by Central Study Hour Worship.

‘He Who Would Valiant Be’

I have no idea whether the hymn I selected will appear here. Everything on this computer is chaos today.

What I wanted–and I don’t know if that’s what you’re seeing–was He Who Would Valiant Be, accompanied by video of a scenic, soothing little ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Pray for my head not to explode today.

By Request, ‘God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It’

Here’s one I’d never heard before, from the 17th century–God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It, sung here by a traditional children’s choir. Requested by TheWhiteRabbit.

By Request, ‘How Firm a Foundation’

Requested by Joshua: How Firm a Foundation, sung by Francis Ortega.

I have to admit I was feeling a little overwhelmed, this morning, by all the bad nooze out there. They really are purposely trying to destroy our civilization.

But this hymn is a tonic. Drink up and get back to work! We have a war to win for our King.

‘Abide With Me’ (the Other Half)

Here’s the hymn that Dave requested, only performed by the Antrim Mennonite Choir–Abide With Me.

If you’re new here: we take hymn requests, and I do my best to find the ones you ask for.

But they’re all good that glorify God.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Half a Request)

TheWhiteRabbit asked for Abide With Me by Nathan and Lloyd et al, but although they had some new videos up on Youtube, they didn’t have that. So I guess the best I can do is give you first the singers you requested, and then the hymn.

‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most high… Psalm 46:4

I don’t think I’ve posted this good old hymn in a while–Shall We Gather at the River?, performed by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas.

By Request, ‘At the Cross’

Requested by Erlene–At the Cross, sung by the congregation at The Church of God. This is a classic written by Isaac Watts, published in 1707… and still going strong!

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