Tag Archives: classic hymns

By Request: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy Is What the Angels Sing’

There’s too much unedifying nooze out there today, no hope of getting to it all–so I won’t try. Instead, let’s take a sanity break. Hymn request by Susan: Holy, Holy, Holy Is What the Angels Sing. Those kids at Fountainview Academy–just beautiful, their singing. Even more beautiful: the word of God, and the good news of the Gospel.

May the Lord equip us for His service in this evil age.


By Request, ‘Tell It to Jesus’

Thank you, Joshua, for requesting this hymn, Tell It to Jesus–first time I’ve heard it. I don’t know who’s singing it, other than they’re described as “a Mennonite group,” but whoever you are–well done!


John Bunyan’s Hymn

I love this hymn and just have to post it now and then–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress. Performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s the kind of hymn that adds some spark to your bark!

Also known as He Who Would Valiant Be.


‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’

Enjoy the photos of English cathedrals as you listen to the hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, sung by the Choir of the Abbey School in Tewksbury.

If you’re new here, we take hymn requests. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just leave a comment anywhere on the blog and we’ll do the rest.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

No one wrote more hymns than Fanny Crosby–more than 8,000 hymns. This is one of them: He Hideth My Soul, from 1890, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


By Request, ‘Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus’

Requested by Joshua, Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus, sung by the FBC Paden Choir. This hymn, written by Eliza Hewitt in 1898, is also known as When We All Get to Heaven. We love those classic 19th-century hymns!


‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ (Why Not?)

We usually hear this around Christmas-time and Easter, but Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords all 365 days of the year. Any time’s a good time for The Hallelujah Chorus, from G.F. Handel’s The Messiah: performed by the Royal Choral Society.


‘Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise’

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, a hymn for Ascension Day by Charles Wesley–last night was the first time I’d heard it. I think it’s a hymn that’ll stay with you for a while, Performed by St. Michael’s Singers.


By Request, ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Joshua requested this much-needed break from stupid and unedifying nooze–Faith of Our Fathers, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their visit to Italy. This was one of the first grown-ups’ hymns they taught us in our Sunday school, way back when.


‘O Thou Who Camest from Above’

A little high church to start the day–O Thou Who Camest from Above, sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir.

If you’re new here–I take hymn requests, the hymn shop’s open to all, all the time. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just say so in a comment anywhere on the blog.


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