I love this hymn and just have to post it now and then–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress. Performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s the kind of hymn that adds some spark to your bark!
Also known as He Who Would Valiant Be.
Enjoy the photos of English cathedrals as you listen to the hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, sung by the Choir of the Abbey School in Tewksbury.
If you’re new here, we take hymn requests. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just leave a comment anywhere on the blog and we’ll do the rest.
Requested by Joshua, Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus, sung by the FBC Paden Choir. This hymn, written by Eliza Hewitt in 1898, is also known as When We All Get to Heaven. We love those classic 19th-century hymns!
We usually hear this around Christmas-time and Easter, but Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords all 365 days of the year. Any time’s a good time for The Hallelujah Chorus, from G.F. Handel’s The Messiah: performed by the Royal Choral Society.
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, a hymn for Ascension Day by Charles Wesley–last night was the first time I’d heard it. I think it’s a hymn that’ll stay with you for a while, Performed by St. Michael’s Singers.
Joshua requested this much-needed break from stupid and unedifying nooze–Faith of Our Fathers, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their visit to Italy. This was one of the first grown-ups’ hymns they taught us in our Sunday school, way back when.
A little high church to start the day–O Thou Who Camest from Above, sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir.
If you’re new here–I take hymn requests, the hymn shop’s open to all, all the time. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just say so in a comment anywhere on the blog.
Erlene happened to mention this hymn in one of her comments today, and I thought I’d post it before running out the door to take Robbie to the vet.
Sit back and enjoy this gorgeous rendition, by the Gordon Quartet, of this classic hymn, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
This is another 19th-century hymn I hadn’t heard before–Face to Face with Christ, My Saviour. Sung a capella by the Altar of Praise Chorale. Background sets by God the Father.
God knows it’s hard to be optimistic, striving toward things that can’t be seen as yet while the things that we do see are–well, you know what the world is like today.
So here, and we need it, is the Wells Cathedral Choir singing Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning… His reign on earth began in a manger, and every day takes us closer to His glorious return.