By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

This is one of my favorite hymns, and Erlene requested it sung by Alan Jackson–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. 

I first heard it in a thriller movie, of all places–Night of the Hunter–sung by Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

Can we do better than to start the day with a hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band? O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing–sung the old-fashioned way.

The hymn shop is open to all hymn requests today–so don’t be shy!

‘Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise’

This was the first hymn that popped into my head today, so it’s the one I’m posting–Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.

Yes, I know I’m late. But the hymn shop is open, admission is free, and we try to honor all requests.

Even if I do repeat myself a bit too often.

‘This World Is Not My Home’

Now turn we unto our friends and esteemed colleagues, the Swanson Brothers (as Sir Thomas Malory would say), playing an instrumental of the classic hymn, This World Is Not My Home.

Some of you have been regulars here for years without ever requesting a hymn. Well, I’ll just keep trying…

Some of you never press the ‘Like’ button either. If this was a YouTube site, that’d really hurt.

By Special Request, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

I posted this hymn a few days ago, with Doc Watson singing it, but “thewhiterabbit” has asked for it again today–and, well, I do try to fulfill all hymn requests. We can’t have too many hymns.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus, here sung by Alan Jackson–and again a veteran performer can’t sing this without a tear in the eye. I don’t blame him. Do you?

‘How Firm a Foundation’

Let’s start this blogging day with an old-fashioned hymn–How Firm a Foundation, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is probably what the hymn sounded like when it was new.

We are open all day and all night for hymn requests.

By Request, ‘How Great Thou Art’

Requested by Erlene, How Great Thou Art, sung by Blue Rock Mennonite Youth. Background sets by God the Father.

Now this hymn will be in my head all day, but that’s a good thing. How often my mother and my aunts used to sing this as they went about their housework! Thank you, O God.

‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’ (Andrea Bocelli)

I didn’t realize this was going to turn out to be (only in Latin) Angels We Have Heard on High; but once he started singing, I didn’t want Andrea Bocelli to stop. Gloria in Excelsis Deo, “Glory to God in the Highest”–none the worse for being heard in June.

Meanwhile, we’re ready to post your favorite hymns. All you have to do is ask.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

This hymn never fails to move me–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, performed by Doc Watson. You know he’s sung this hymn in public more times than he can count; but look what happens when he sings it.

Me, too, Doc. Me, too.

‘This Is My Father’s World’ (Fountainview)

I love this hymn! I’ve always loved it: This Is My Father’s World, an old Sunday school favorite, performed here by the students at Fountainview Academy.

We shouldn’t take the beauties of this world for granted. They are God’s conscious work, and He shares it with us.