‘Now Thank We All Our God’

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Just at this moment, I’m thankful for the sunshine glinting off the few golden leaves left on the maple tree outside my window.

Now Thank We All Our God–by the choir and orchestra at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’

The Welsh hymn, Hyfrydol, seems to have a different set of lyrics for every denomination’s hymnal. Here the choir at the First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, sings at as Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Whatever the version, I’ve always loved it.

Fun fact: A posting of Hyfrydol (not this one) a year or two ago produced this blog’s all-time high single day’s viewership–over 300 views that day. I guess I’m not the only one who loves it!

‘All Glory, Laud, and Honor’

Time to start trying to clean up the mess; and I think the best way to start that would be with a hymn–

All Glory, Laud, and Honor, filmed during the Palm Sunday service (2016) at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska–complete with cymbals and trumpets.

‘Now Thank We All Our God’

Please feel free, everybody, to request Thanksgiving hymns (or any hymns at all, really). This is the choir at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, singing Now Thank We All Our God. This classic Thanksgiving hymn goes back a ways: written in 1636, music composed and published in 1647.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Please don’t mind me posting my favorite hymns fairly often. I’ll post yours, too–all you’ve got to do is ask. Only a few of you ask, but the hymn shop’s open to all.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by the choir at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’ (the other melody)

This is the melody I know best for All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, here sung as a processional by the choir and congregation at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

One of my most vivid memories is of the outdoor chapel at YMCA camp, overlooking a glorious vista of hills and fields and woodlands, with the camp counselors’ quartet belting out this hymn for all they were worth. Even just thinking of it now, going on 60 years later, deeply moves me.

‘Holy, Holy, Holy’


Holy, Holy, Holy, sung by the choir and congregation at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska–
It’s hard, using this new method of posting videos, Heaven knows why the old one doesn’t work anymore. But we have to have our morning hymns!

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Such a beautiful summer day as we’re having here today always makes me think of this hymn, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, as it was sung by our counselors at Y Camp–outdoor service on a hilltop, with the woods and fields of northern New Jersey spread out in all directions: gorgeous!

Here, indoors, at First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, we have the same hymn sung by choir and congregation with organ and trumpets to back it up.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

This hymn popped into my mind this morning when my Bible reading brought me to I Corinthians 1:30, “But of him [God] are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.”

This is All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by the congregation of the First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. You might want to turn up the volume!

Hymn: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

I need a hymn this morning–don’t you? Here is Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, performed by the choir at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Please concentrate on the spirit of the hymn, and the beauty of the music, and try to ignore the replacement of the original line, “tho’ the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,” with the Gender Neutral inanity, “tho’ the eye of sinfulness.”