How I love this hymn! This Is My Father’s World, written by Maltbie Babcock in 1901, from his farm in upstate New York, and set to a traditional English melody in 1915 (according to Cyberhymnal–I don’t actually know all this stuff!), and here performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. It really goes well with canoeing smoothly over glassy water…
The great thing is, we who are His people, we will see Christ crowned! We will see it–King of Kings and Lord of Lords, whose right it is to rule Creation.
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this rendition by the kids at Fountainview Academy.
I need comfort today, and this is maybe the most comforting hymn I know: What a Friend We Have in Jesus, here performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. I love to whistle this hymn when I walk alone.
This is Blessings, by Laura Story, performed by Fountainview Academy students Ellen Richards and Ryo Fusamae: it’s kind of a blessing to watch and listen to it. I hope it’s a nice start to your Sunday.
[F]or I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:12
I’d never heard this hymn before–I Know Whom I Have Believed, here sung beautifully by the young people at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for inspiring the creation of beauty that also conveys truth.
This one’s for Phoebe–Do You Know My Jesus?, sung by the Fountainview Academy Choir. She had only heard this hymn once before, years ago, but had never forgotten it. I can see why.
I don’t know what language the subtitles are in, but my guess would be Rumanian. Anybody out there know for sure?
Welcome on a Saturday morning–and we have the kids from Fountainview Academy, British Columbia, performing Crown Him With Many Crowns. Just getting the piano to this location was an achievement in itself: but the hymn is beautiful.
This is the Fountainview Academy, in British Columbia, with part of i Thessalonians Chapter 4 set to music, Lest Ye Sorrow. If you’re a Christian who spends much time in the Bible, you’ll find these words familiar: “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” If you’re not–well, something wonderful awaits you.
I hope you folks out there aren’t getting tired of my hymn selection, or of these videos from Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. I saw this, their rendition of To God Be the Glory, and couldn’t resist posting it.
Have you noticed that whatever adults there may be training and conducting these kids, you never see them on the video? I salute that!
This ought to pep up your spirit–the kids from Fountainview Academy singing Marching to Zion: words by Isaac Watts back in 1707–the hymn has staying power!–with melody by Robert Lowry, 1867. Background scenery by the Making of heaven and earth.