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By Request, Big Mo, ‘The Funeral and Resurrection of Jesus’

Linda thought this would rouse our spirits: Big Mo, from his album, Remember Me, “The Funeral and Resurrection of Jesus.

Come on, now! Let’s see those Easter hymn requests. It’ll be here before you know it, so let’s get busy.

By Request, ‘Rescuer’

Linda thought this worship song might pump us up this morning: Rescuer (Good News) by the Irish band, Rend Collective. So here we go–are you ready for the good news of the gospel?

By Request, ‘What a Beautiful Name’

Susan asked for this one: What a Beautiful Name, by Hillsong Worship–with a couple thousand people joining in.

It’s a sublime thing to love the Lord. If you’ve never had that experience, ask for it; seek it; knock on His door.

Johnny Cash, ‘I Saw the Light’

This is from a 1974 Columbo episode called “Swan Song,” guest starring Johnny Cash. Actually it’s a Johnny Cash gospel song from 1966, I Saw the Light–and the lyrics are spot on. The backup is a little overproduced for my taste, but it’s a catchy tune with Johnny Cash’s voice and, most importantly, a solid Christian message.

‘Our God is an Awesome God’ (and I Need Him!)

Things are not going at all well with my family, lately. And as much as I would like to give you the details–and that’s very much indeed–I am not at liberty to do so. You’ll just have to take my word for it–and pray that the Lord helps us, and soon. I don’t know what to do, and there’s no one to go to… but God Himself and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Meanwhile, all I can do for now is to follow the old advice: pray harder, sing louder. And hope God hears me, and comes to our aid. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Request, ‘I Can Only Imagine’

Susan thought you’d enjoy this: I Can Only Imagine, by Mercy Me. It’s true, you know. What God has in store for us who love Him, eye has not seen, nor ear heard. Betcha anything even our imaginings fall short of the reality.

By Request, ‘I Am the God that Healeth Thee’

Requested by Erlene, I Am the God that Healeth Thee, by Don Moen: there aren’t many chapters in the Gospels in which Our Lord Jesus Christ isn’t healing someone. All healing comes from Him. Unbelievers think we’re crazy for believing this: but I think you’d be hard-put to find a physician who has never seen a healing that he never thought could happen.

‘O Church of Christ Invincible’

Matt Boswell, singing O Church of Christ Invincible–Susan and I thought it would be a good way to start the day. It would be a good lesson for me to get through my thick skull: invincibility has seemed hard to come by, lately. But as St. Paul said, we really are invincible: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8: 31)

By Request, ‘In Christ Alone’

Would you believe this beautiful hymn is controversial? It’s true: flatline churches don’t like that line, “The wrath of God was satisfied.” It’s a bit too grown-up for their sensibilities.

Requested by Linda, In Christ Alone–written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, rejected for the PCUSA hymnal for the sake of that one line, here performed by Getty and his wife, Krystyn.

By Request, ‘Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor’

Let’s remind ourselves from time to time that not everyone and everything is under the Shadow. For instance, the young people in this choir at Boyce College, which is still a Christian college.

Requested by Susan: Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor, sung by Matt Boswell with the Boyce College Choir.

The anchor as a symbol for Our Lord Jesus Christ goes back to the very earliest Christian art. You can find it scratched into the walls of the catacombs.

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