Tag Archives: classic hymns

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

The first time I ever posted this hymn, someone out there objected: he didn’t want Christ to have dominion.

But we have no king but Jesus Christ.

Sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church, San Antonio, Texas: Christ Shall Have Dominion.

‘He Hideth My Soul’

You can’t go wrong with a hymn by Fanny Crosby, and she wrote eight or nine thousand of them–including this one, He Hideth My Soul. Performed by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas.

‘Amazing Grace’ (Ernie Ford)

This is a wonderful rendition of Amazing Grace by Tennessee Ernie Ford, recorded in 1964.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

‘Jesus Saves’

This was the hymn I just had to have today. I got to singing it while I was doing the dishes last night, and I didn’t want to stop. Jesus Saves, sung by the students of Fountainview Academy on their visit to Prague.

‘There’s No Disappointment in Heaven’

Here’s another hymn I’ve never heard before–There’s No Disappointment in Heaven, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. I doubt there’s nooze in heaven, either.

Background sets by God the Father.

‘O Worship the King’

Robert Grant wrote this hymn, inspired by Psalm 104, in 1833. It was the first hymn I learned to play on my harmonica.

O Worship the King, sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken’

Can’t lock down God’s spirit!

Let’s start the day with a hymn–Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken, written by John Newton, who also wrote Amazing Grace. For most of his life he made his living in the slave trade; but after he became a serious Christian, he spent the rest of his life working for the abolition of slavery.

Sung by the Greene Mountain Men’s Choir.

‘Be Thou My Vision’

This one’s for Joshua–favorite hymn, favorite artist–Be Thou My Vision, sung by Fernando Ortega. Haven’t heard from him or Jeremy for two weeks now. I pray they’re all right.

This hymn was first sung before anyone had ever heard of Charlemagne, and it’s still very popular today.

‘Days of Elijah’

I’m posting this because I think we need it–Days of Elijah, sung with heart and soul by a hall-full of U.S. Marines.

God’s way is the way we ought to go.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

I haven’t played this one for you in a while–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. He almost can’t get through it, the hymn moves him so: and yet how many times must he have sung this for an audience? But it does have that effect on some of us.

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