A classic hymn from 1809, suggested by Susan–Look, Ye Saints, the Sight is Glorious, performed by the Scottish Festival Singers.
I know that melody goes with another well-known hymn, but just at this moment I can’t remember what it is. Hats off to whoever can come up with it.
I loved this hymn for years, without knowing any of its lyrics, or its name. Church bells played it now and then; that’s how I heard it. Used to be you could hear all the church bells in this town. Now you can’t: too much traffic, too many people with leaf-blowers.
So here it is: Jesus Saves, performed by the kids of Fountainview Academy during their visit to Rome.
And we are open for readers’ hymn requests, open all day…
This lovely hymn, Panis Angelicus (“Bread of Angels”), sung by Andrea Bocelli, came into my head as I was grocery shopping this morning. It’s one of the hymns we play when setting up our Christmas tree.
Who is the bread of angels? Jesus Christ: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
I wanted to make sure to post something by Fountainview Academy. Crown Him with Many Crowns, by band and chorus–somewhere outdoors in beautiful British Columbia. God really does provide lovely settings; nor does He charge for their use.
No one’s been asking for hymns lately, and this one was in my head all day, so I’m on my own and here it is–Oh, Sinner Man: an old spiritual from the Caribbean, played here on a mandolin with the cold, island-dappled waters of Scotland for a background. And the sun, here and there, breaking through.
And the message is simple: don’t leave it till it’s too late, to seek the Lord.
This is the hymn that greeted me this morning, so this is the one I’ll post first–O Worship the King, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
But we are still taking requests for Christmas hymns, and if you’ve got any, I’m happy to post them.
In my own lifetime the world has never needed Christmas more than it needs it now.
Lord, we need your light!
I like the title of this album by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band: “Sing Lustily and with Good Courage.” Or, as I once heard a wise woman say on the radio, “When things get dark, and you don’t know what to do–sing louder!”
Light of the World, by Charles Wesley: for the true Light, that lighteth everyone that cometh into the world.
As you enjoy Nathan and Lyle performing Revive Us Again, Patty and I are vegetating in the doctor’s waiting room. Having endured all those tests, my wife wants a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Is that asking too much? If the doctor doesn’t come across today, we’ll have to start doctor-shopping.
Please pray for us: certainly Patty’s health needs to be revived. We believe the Lord can do this. And we ask for it in Jesus’ name, Amen.
P.S.–Well, as it turns out, we’re not there, after all. Patty decided to cancel. No more doctoring till after New Year’s, if we can possibly avoid it.
I’m surprised no one has asked for this hymn yet–one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written–Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Sung here by Celtic Woman. Most often heard around Christmas-time, this is good for every day of the year. Hard to imagine mortal, sinful human beings creating anything this beautiful: but then we are made in His image.
This is about the umpteenth time we’ve posted this–Days of Elijah, sung with gusto my a hall full of U.S. Marines. Just because it’s Christmas-time doesn’t mean we can’t have other hymns for all occasions. The Hymn Shop is always open!
Requested by “Unknowable.”