I don’t know what time it is in Japan, so maybe our friends Joshua and Jeremy have gone to bed already. But we haven’t.
You want to know how Christianity works? Here is a Welsh hymn performed by two young men in Japan, and a video watched by Christians (and others) all over the world.
Now when are you guys gonna sing?
This Welsh melody, “Hyfrydol,” is one of my very favorites, with several different sets of lyrics to go with it. Requested by Joshua, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; performed by Maranatha!
I don’t know how many different sets of lyrics there are for “Hyfrydol.” It seems each denomination has its own. Here we have it as Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, by Charles Wesley: sung by Fernando Ortega.
Requested by Laura: words by Charles Wesley, sung by Fernando Ortega, to the glorious Welsh melody we also know as “Hyfrydol”–Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. Honestly, does it get any better than that!
A cold, rainy, quiet morning: couldn’t possibly be a better time for this hymn.
This is the version Laura actually wanted yesterday, with the Charles Wesley lyrics set to the Welsh melody, Hyfrydol: here performed by the First Presbyterian Church at Pittsford Choir. This is among the beauties of holiness (Psalm 110). I love to play this on my harmonica.
Advent. God is nigh. The Messiah shall be born: our redemption is at hand.
And we have an Advent hymn request from Laura: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, written by Charles Wesley, published in 1745, and here performed by the St. John’s College Choir, Cambridge.
It can also be sung to the Welsh melody, “Hyfrydol,” one of my favorites–but this is quite nice, wouldn’t you say?
I hope you don’t mind my posting this again–Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, sung by the FPCP Choir. The tune is “Hyfrydol,” a classic Welsh melody.
This draws us into the beauties of holiness; and that’s a good place to be drawn into.
Besides which, we long and ache and pray for the coming of Our Lord!
Stepping out the door on this beautifully crisp, cool September morn, this is the first thing I heard: the choir at St. Francis’ RC Church across the street singing th3e classic old Welsh hymn, Hyfrydol.
I love this hymn, and there are almost as many different sets of lyrics for it as there are churches. These lyrics, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, are by Charles Wesley, sung here by the choir at First Presbyterian Church, Pittsfield.
I love it because it reminds me that I love Jesus Christ my King and Savior.
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