By Request, ‘Up from the Grave He Arose’

Erlene mentioned this hymn yesterday and I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. We usually save it for Easter-time, but really the message bears repeating all year long.

Up from the Grave He Arose, sung by Voices of Eden–a glorious gift from our family in India.

‘Softly and Tenderly’

This is No. 50 from the list of Your Favorite Hymns, so it’s time to add another 50. What we usually get is just a few readers suggesting lots of hymns. How about a lot of readers suggesting lots of hymns? We won’t run out of them!

But for today–Softly and Tenderly, sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale.

‘Yesterday, Today,and Forever’

With this one I’ll have posted 50 of your favorite hymns (not counting special requests), and we’re coming near the end of the list–time to reload! If you’ve got some favorite hymns you’d like to see posted here, don’t be shy, just let us now.

For now: Yesterday, Today, and Forever, sung by the congregation at Faithful Word Baptist Church.

‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’

People first heard this hymn in 1907–Will the Circle Be Unbroken, sung here by Randy Travis. It’s on the list of Your Favorite Hymns, so here it is… by popular demand.

If you have a favorite hymn, or half a dozen favorite hymns, you’d like to share, just let us know. It’s time to re-load the list.

‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

Your favorite Hymns continues with When the Saints Go Marching In, by Evensong. It seems strange not to have Louis Armstrong singing this, but I think you’ll like this simple rendition, too.

If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to add to the list, just leave a reply/comment anywhere on this uncrowded blog.

By Request, ‘Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God’

Let’s start off with a hymn requested by TheWhiteRabbit–Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, by Ingrid DuMosch. Backed up with gorgeous photography of God’s handiwork.

‘Unclouded Day’

Continuing down the list of Your Favorite Hymns–which needs replenishing, by the way–we have Unclouded Day, sung here by the Conspirare Choir. This is spectacular singing, and I’m sure God loves to hear it.

By Request: Andre Rieu, ‘Nearer My God to Thee’

I’m happy to honor a hymn request from a new reader, Carla, who asked for anything by Andre Rieu. I usually post him around Christmas-time: my aunts always had him on TV.

So here he is with his orchestra, and Nearer My God to Thee–and this rendition of the hymn will move you.

‘This World Is Not My Home’

Here’s one from the list of Your Favorite Hymns–This World Is Not My Home, sung by Jim Reeves.

We’re more than halfway down the list, so now would be a good time to starting loading up the cart again.

One More Hymn, by Request: ‘Praise to the Lord’

This hymn always stirs my soul, and we have to thank Joshua for requesting it–Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, sung here by Daniel Craig.

Gee, I’m starting to feel like a Christian disc jockey. But hymns are ammunition that the Lord has given us, to sling at the devil–and He has made sure that we’ll never run out of it. So keep on slinging!