Tag Archives: classic hymns

‘This Is My Father’s World’

One of my all-time favorite hymns, going back to Sunday school–This Is My Father’s World, here sung by Fernando Ortega. I don’t know about you, but the beauty of God’s handiwork, coupled with a hymn like this, never fails to stir my soul.


‘Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise’

This hymn is simply glorious, and performed gloriously at Halifax Minster–Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17)


Bonus Hymn: ‘Hold Fast Till I Come’

I’d never heard this beautiful hymn before, until just now, and I decided I liked it way too much to hold it off till tomorrow. I’m not going to run out of hymns to post, am I?

Hold Fast Till I Come, sung by the students at Fountainview Academy, against a backdrop of God’s handiwork–we can’t ask for more.

 


‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Swanson Brothers)

Enough of the nooze already! This hymn’s been in my mind all day, and to me that means I ought to post it. In the Sweet By and By–and who better to play it for us than our own esteemed colleagues, the Swanson Brothers, Joshua and Jeremy?

Kick back and let this gentle hymn wash over you… Ah! That’s good!


‘It Is Well with My Soul’

Businessman Horatio Spafford wrote this hymn after losing most of his wealth, his son in the Chicago Fire, and his four daughters in a shipwreck: It Is Well with My Soul (1876), sung by Acapeldridge (in four-part harmony with himself).


By Request, ‘Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It’

Joshua, I am so glad I put off this hymn request of yours until after all the trouble with the stolen credit card! It has done me good: thank you.

Requested by Joshua, Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It, a Fanny Crosby classic, sung by the Martin Family, with glorious photography of God’s handiwork by Vickie Barnes.


By Request, ‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross’

Requested by Erlene, a classic Fanny Crosby hymn from 1869, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross. Sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.


‘To God Be the Glory’

This is one of my favorite hymns–To God Be the Glory, by Fanny Crosby (1875)–but I don’t think I’ve posted this rendition of it before, by the students at Fountainview Academy. Praise the Lord, the God of our salvation.


By Request, ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Prize’

Phoebe asked for this hymn, but couldn’t come up with the title. But seek and ye shall find–Keep Your Eyes on the Prize and Hold On, sung by the Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Inspired by Acts 16:16-40, in which God delivered Paul and Silas out of prison in Philippi–and converting the jailer to faith in Jesus Christ.


‘Down to the River to Pray’

There’s a haunting quality to this old hymn, don’t you think? Down to the River to Pray, sung by Alison Krauss.


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