‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

The first time I tried to post this, I got a spirited rendition of Turkey in the Straw. It’s been that kind of day.

Ah, there it is–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Without a turkey.

‘In the Sweet By and By’

I was hoping to get some hymn requests this morning–oh, well. Maybe this will get the readers in the mood–In the Sweet By and By, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy. If you’re really motivated, you can try to figure out how they avoided tipping over the raft.

By Request, ‘Joy to the World’

Well, here they are on that little train again, packing the seats and the aisles with Christmas music…

Requested by Thewhiterabbit, Joy to the World–with the train ride, of course, brought to you by Fountainview Academy.

By Request, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

Erlene asked for O Come, All Ye Faithful, kicking off our Christmas Carol Contest this morning; and I remembered from last year this wonderful rendition of it by the students at Fountainview Academy. Okay, it is a little fanciful, setting it up to perform the carol on a moving train. And for once they had to leave their piano behind! But anytime you can get a trainload of Christmas cheer, go for it.

‘Crown Him with Many Crowns’

They played this hymn just the other day on the bells of St. Francis’, across the street, so when I found it on the first YouTube page I saw, I was very happy to post it–Crown Him with Many Crowns, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy.

Just don’t ask how they got all their instruments–including big ones like the piano and the harp!–out onto the rocky banks of the Fraser River. Somebody out there deserves a medal for it.

‘Sound the Battle Cry’

The very idea of “church militant” sends liberals scurrying for their Play-Doh: they think the church should apologize for existing.

So here’s a hymn of the church militant–Sound the Battle Cry, performed by the students from Fountainview Academy on a visit to Prague.

‘Showers of Blessings’

I don’t know how they got the whole chorus down at the foot of a waterfall, instruments and all, but this is how the kids at Fountainview Academy do hymns–in this case, Showers of Blessings. This hymn goes back to 1883.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (with Raft)

Well, they certainly come up with some unusual settings for their hymns! A great big raft out on Seton Lake, for instance. I’m sure I neverd would’ve thought of it.

In the Sweet By and By, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy.

‘Joy to the World’

Yes, I know, I know it’s not Christmas yet. But there was this Fountainview Academy video of Joy to the World sitting there and saying, “Post me, come on, post me!” So I did.

This is a gorgeous production, and I’m not ashamed to say it brought a tear of joy to my eye.

‘Crown Him with Many Crowns’

I heard the bells of St. Francis, just across the street from me, playing this the other day–Crown Him With Many Crowns. Here we have it performed by the students at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia.

Just don’t ask me how they got a piano out there by the riverside…