‘And Can It Be?’

Grey and dreary day: it made me oversleep, so I’m way behind on everything. Our Thanksgiving turkey turned out rather badly.

Anyway, a hymn! And Can It Be?, by Charles Wesley; sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Day By Day’

Hardly anybody here at all this morning; so I’ll go to YouTube and take the first hymn on the page–which is this one, Day By Day, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

I get to meet a lot of nice hymns that way.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

I am sure we used to sing this, in our church, to the “Adeste Fideles” (“O Come All Ye Faithful”) melody in our church. Ah, well, it’s good this way, too–

How Firm a Foundation, sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Revive Us Again’ (We Need It)

I don’t know about you, but I’m in need of some reviving–big-time. The nooze, this past week or so, has worn me out. I fear for my country’s future, if it has one.

So let’s have a hymn. Like the lady said, when things get tough, “Sing louder.” Let’s have Revive Us Again, with Nathan on autoharp and Lyle on guitar.

I just don’t want to write up any more nooze today.


‘Alleluiah, Sing to Jesus’

The Welsh melody “Hyfrydol” goes with several different hymns and this is one of them–Alleluiah, Sing to Jesus, performed here by St. Michael’s Singers at Coventry Cathedral.

We’re open for hymn requests, everybody, if you’ve got any.

‘Blessed Assurance’

I don’t know about you, but right now I need all the assurance I can get. I’m just about tapped out.

This is Blessed Assurance by Fanny Crosby, published in 1873, sung here by the Harpeth Gospel Quartet. One of eight or nine thousand hymns she wrote…

‘In Christ Alone’

This may be the most frequently asked-for hymn on this site–In Christ Alone. (I am running soooo late!) Here we have it sung a capella by The NCrew. And the hymn show is open for your requests… should anybody venture in today.

By Request, ‘Wayfaring Stranger’

Here’s something a bit better than election nooze: Johnny Cash singing Wayfaring Stranger. Requested by SlimJim.

We never stop missing our loved ones who have departed this life before us. God gave us that faculty for a reason.

By Request, ‘How Great Thou Art’

SlimJim asked for this one–How Great Thou Art, sung by the Blue Rock Mennonite Youth.

My mother used to sing this hymn as she went about her housework. Hearing it always brings that memory vividly to life for me.

By Request, ‘Days of Elijah’

“Out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!”

Sue, one of my Pogo buddies, requested this one–a whole mess hall full of U.S. Marines singing Days of Elijah. Of course, this was made eight years ago. Can Marines still sing this? Maybe I don’t want to know the answer to that question.