Tag Archives: classic hymns

I Love ‘To God Be the Glory’

Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn in 1875, and it remains well-loved to this day: To God Be the Glory. I like to post assorted renditions of it. Here it is sung outdoors by the choir from Fountainview Academy.

Remember, the hymn shop is always open, and if there’s any hymn you’d like posted here, just let us know.

‘All the Way My Savior Leads Me’

Another Fanny Crosby hymn–she wrote thousands of them–sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers: All the Way My Savior Leads Me. I wonder how many of her hymns have been sung in how many churches just this morning.

If I posted a hymn written by Fanny Crosby every day, and never missed a day, it would still take me about ten years to post them all.

‘Blessed Assurance’ (We Need It!)

This is the hymn that came to me this morning: Blessed Assurance, another jewel out of Fanny  Crosby’s treasury. Is there anybody here who doesn’t need the blessed assurance God provides?

‘The Sands of Time are Sinking’

Requested by Laura: The Sands of Time are Sinking, written in 1857 by Anne Cousins, sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale–with beautiful photos of God’s handiwork.

The Navy Hymn (‘Eternal Father’)

Extra hymn, before I go to the doctor’s office this morning.

Why the Navy hymn? Well, what are we, if we are not “those in peril on the sea”? And the good ship Western Civilization has a drunken captain, a suicidal crew, and no more anchor because the crazies cut the cable.

But Our Eternal Father nevertheless is able to save us. And He will. In fact, in fact of Jesus Christ… He already has.

From India, ‘At the Cross’

This is another beautiful hymn performed by The Voice of Eden, At the Cross. I don’t know where in India these young people come from, but I’m sure their singing pleases God.

And now I’ve got to go, because I promised Harlem I would take him up the hill to see the deer. He’s got his heart set on it. As for me, Cindy will kill me if I let anything happen to him, so I’m there to make sure it doesn’t. He’s clear of cancer now, but has not yet got his full strength back.

See youse later, as we say in Joisey.

‘The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood’

Next, requested by Erlene–she woke up with it in her head this morning: I know what that’s like–The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood, sung by Nathan (auto harp) and Lyle (ukelele) of Denton County, Texas.

See that picture in the background, on the wall–the angel protecting the little children as they cross the rickety old bridge? We have that! Ours is a jigsaw puzzle, though. Does anybody out there know who painted it?

‘Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise’

Ah, two hymn requests! Now we’re cooking. I will post them in the order received.

First, for Phoebe, Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise, sung by the congregation at Queen of Angels Chapel, Spicewood, Texas. I’d never heard this hymn before: it’s got a lot of go to it.

‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today’

For me, this is the Easter hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today. Words by Charles Wesley. Sung by the Joslin Grove Choral Society. Inspiration by the Holy Spirit.

He is risen, and He shall raise us, too. That is all we need to know.

‘Burdens Are Lifted at Cavalry’

The Voice of Eden again, this time singing co-ed: Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary.

I don’t know where in India these brothers and sisters of our come from, but I’m as sure as I can be that their sweet singing pleases God. I find their example inspiring. It isn’t so easy to be a Christian, in certain parts of the world. We here in the West have very little to contend with, compared to these new Christians. May the Lord Our God awaken our courage–and our zeal.

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