‘Christ for the World We Sing’

This hymn was on my mind last night, so I thought I’d better jot it down and post it this morning–Christ for the World We Sing, here sung by the choir at the First Methodist Church, Houston.

‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’

[I couldn’t stop the comment contest with less than 100 to go to reach No. 100,000–just couldn’t do it! Maybe it could be wrapped up today–and then on to our annual Christmas Carol Contest. But “100,000 views” will never come again.]

Our friends the Swanson Brothers, Joshua and Jeremy, with Scott Swanson on the keyboard: Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

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

Balm for the soul! I’m so glad I saved this for last, today.

Requested by Thewhiterabbit: What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. I love this video–he sings it like he feels it. And we can feel it, too.

‘This Little Light of Mine’

Would you believe I’d never heard this hymn until just this morning? I knew it was out there, but never heard it.

This Little Light of Mine–sung by the junior choir at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church.

‘Yield Not to Temptation’

First hymn to pop into my mind this morning, no requests forthcoming–an old Sunday school favorite, Yield Not to Temptation. Sung by Nathan and Lyle, and also known as Look Ever to Jesus.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus Name’ (Wow!)

We aren’t told the name of this church, nor where it is–but oh, boy! you just can’t put more life into a hymn than this choir has.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name–thank you, whoever you are!

‘Wonderful Words of Life’

This hymn was a real Sunday school favorite–Wonderful Words of Life, sung by the Dallas Christian Adult Concern Choir. It brings back sweet memories.

Background sets and scenery by God the Father.

‘Be Thou My Vision’

This hymn has been around since circa 700 A.D.–and here, across the street, they’ve been playing it on the bells of St. Francis’ Church.

Here we have it by The Petersens… with a little bit of a country spin.

‘Redeemed’ (Fountainview Academy)

I’d never heard this hymn before this morning–and wow! It’s going to stay with me for a while. Redeemed, performed on a grassy slope under the sky by students at Fountainview Academy. (I still wonder how they get their piano into various outdoor locations.)

‘Angels We Have Heard On High’ (More Dan Vasc)

Dan Vasc is a heavy metal artist, so of course I never heard of him till now. Boy, can he sing hymns! What a voice.

We’re a little early for Christmas, but let’s not let that stop us–Angels We Have Heard on High, sung with gusto by Dan Vasc.