‘Blessed Assurance’

A classic Fanny Crosby hymn, sung by Alan Jackson–not a bad start to the day.

Truly miserable weather this morning. Pray harder. Sing louder.

‘Away With Our Sorrow and Care’

Here’s one I’d never heard before, a Charles Wesley classic–Away with Our Sorrow and Care, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We’re still sick here, still in need of prayers. I still can’t focus long enough to write a Newswithviews piece.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

Still sitting here groggy, still sick…

How about an old-fashioned hymn, done the old-fashioned way? How Firm a Foundation, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–yes, that’s the ticket.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

The first time I tried to post this, I got a spirited rendition of Turkey in the Straw. It’s been that kind of day.

Ah, there it is–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Without a turkey.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

An old-fashioned Sunday school favorite–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by the congregation at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Please, everybody pray for my wife: she’s not getting better, and we’ve both fallen way behind in our work. We appeal to the power of Jesus’ name–please, Father, heal us.

‘O Thou Who Camest from Above’

I’d never heard this hymn before today–O Thou Who Camest from Above, by Charles Wesley: played and sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is what the hymn sounded like, two hundred years ago.

‘Trust and Obey’

How about a good old Sunday school favorite to start the day? Trust and Obey, sung by the Vagle Brothers–yes, this one brings me back.

We used to have sun-dappled woodland paths around here, too…

‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’ (Vivaldi)

Here, now, let’s go first-class this morning, with a full choir and symphony orchestra–Glorida in Excelsis Deo, by Antonio Vivaldi.

We’re still pretty sick here, so please keep those prayers coming.

By Request, ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee’

We’re still sick, here, and I ask for your prayers for my wife–this illness is weighing on her spirit. I try to keep working, somehow. Just now everyone’s asleep but me.

Requested by Erlene–Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.

‘Are You Washed in the Blood?’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away’

Phoebe got two for the price of one out of this hymn request: Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?… floating right into I’ll Fly Away. Alan Jackson does make it look easy.