By Request, ‘A Wonderful Savior’

Requested by SlimJim (and I hope this is the hymn he wanted: titles can get tricky sometimes), a classic hymn by Fanny Crosby, A Wonderful Savior, sung by the Harding University Concert Choir. We also know this one as He Hideth My Soul.

‘He Hideth My Soul’ (Fountainview Academy)

So I thought, “One more try, what can it hurt?>” And, behold–we have this morning’s hymn. I have no idea why it refused to post the first time.

Well, we are blessed with this–a Fanny Crosby hymn, He Hideth My Soul, performed by the kids from Fountainview Academy on a beach in Hawaii. See how the waves have carved and shaped the lava rock: our God is a very patient sculptor.

‘Blessed Assurance’ (The Swanson Bros.)

You can’t beat this–a classic Fanny Crosby hymn, Blessed Assurance, sung by our friends and colleagues Joshua and Jeremy. They created this video as a Father’s Day present. I know my father would’ve rejoiced in such a gift, but people are moved to tears by my guitar-playing for other than the usual reasons.

‘To God Be the Glory’

I found myself whistling this hymn last night, and I take that as a sign I ought to post it: To God Be the Glory–a Fanny Crosby classic, sung here by the Apostolic Christian Mens Group. Background sets by God the Father.

‘Blessed Assurance’ (Fountainview Academy)

I heard just a tiny snatch of this hymn last night, but that was enough to make me want to post it. Words by Fanny Crosby, performance by the students of Fountainview Academy–you can’t do better than that! Blessed Assurance: sung during the Academy’s tour of Europe.

‘All the Way My Savior Leads Me’

If we posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn every day, all year, it would take us over 20 years to post them all!

By Fanny Crosby in 1875, All the Way My Savior Leads Me. Sung a capella by the Mennonite Hour Singers.

‘Blessed Assurance’

A hymn from 1873, written by Fanny Crosby–you can’t go wrong. Blessed Assurance, sung a capella by the Harpeth Gospel Quartet, with the work of God’s hands for background. I’ll never get over the way the human voice can be turned into a musical instrument.

‘Draw Me Nearer’

There being no hymn requests currently unserved (I hope!), let me dip into my store of Sunday school favorites for this one, by Fanny Crosby in 1875–Draw Me Nearer. Organ and piano–the old-fashioned way!–at Rosehill Church. No choir, but we have the lyrics if you want to sing along. Background sets by God the Father.