By Request, ‘Just As I Am’

I can never hear this hymn without thinking of my Aunt Millie, whom the pastor of her church used to call “our little ewe lamb.” I do miss her!

Requested by Thewhiterabbit, Just As I Am, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

‘Up From the Grave He Arose’

Nothing much doing here today, no hymn requests as yet, and I’m tired… so let’s try this: Up From the Grave He Arose, by the Voice of Eden. Yes, I know it’s an Easter hymn. Let every day be Easter, in its. Because He lives.

(When things look bleak and hope is on the ropes… sing louder!)

By Request, ‘In the Garden’

We have a hymn request from Phoebe–In the Garden, sung by Alan Jackson.

Heavy roadwork just outside is shaking our building up and down, and I’m with you, Phoebe–I need a visit to the Garden… where Our Lord is waiting for us.

‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

I usually save this hymn for around Christmas-time; but I feel a need for it today. Maybe some of you could use it, too. Anyway, no one has asked for anything else.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo, sung by the Libera boys’ choir…


By Request, ‘Make Me a Captive, Lord’

Requested by Susan: Make Me a Captive, Lord, sung by students from Fountainview Academy–standing under a banyan tree on their visit to Hawaii.

If you have a hymn you’d like to share here, just let us know, and we’ll post it for you.

‘Alleluia! Sing to Jesus’

The Welsh melody Hyfrydol provides the music for many different hymns. Here we have it with Alleluiah! Sing to Jesus, sung by St. Michael’s Singers at Coventry Cathedral.

My allergies are still tormenting me, but at least I got some sleep last night. Maybe I’ll be better by the afternoon.

By Request, ‘Until Then’

Look at that: no likes, no comments, and my allergies are killing me this morning. Well, I’ll just have to do the best I can.

Requested (last night) by SlimJim: Until Then, performed by the His Image Singers. Lovely backgrounds, the work of God’s hands.

By Request, ‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’

Requested by Phoebe, Praise My Soul the King of Heaven. I’d never heard this hymn before, but I’m in a mood of thanksgiving and I couldn’t have selected a better him to express it! Sung by a Northern Baptist Association choir.

I’m just a little daunted by the magnitude of the task, writing three more books–but that’s all right, the Lord will help me. And a little fear is a good thing for a storyteller.

By Request, ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

Here’s a good old Sunday school favorite, requested by Thewhiterabbit–For the Beauty of the Earth, sung here by Michelle Swift.

I have a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I’m up early to get this day’s blog started.

‘Light of the World’ (I Need It)

It’s the little things that beat you down. The weather’s dark and dreary, I’m running late, and all sorts of equipment is failing me–blood pressure monitor, Patty’s car, toilet. All at once.

So I pray this hymn blesses me, and all of you who hear it: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.