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‘Beautiful Words, Wonderful Words’ (Fountainview Academy)

This was another hymn we sang a lot of in Sunday school, Wonderful Words of Life. We couldn’t do it up like these kids here at Fountainview Academy (oh, those voices! how those girls can sing!), complete with a lovely lake setting. We had to settle for just our own untrained voices and the lady at the piano. And that was just fine, too.

That lake–sometimes the work of God’s hands is so beautiful, you could cry. Turning into a softy in my old age, I guess.


Encore (and Then Some!): ‘Blessed Assurance’

Blessed Assurance has been in my mind lately, and so has Fountainview Academy. When I went to youtube this morning to select a hymn, I soon settled on this. Then, returning here to post it, I first noticed I had a new message from “thewhiterabbit”–requesting Blessed Assurance as the hymn for the day.

Now that is cool!

So here it is, words by Fanny Crosby, performed by Fountainview Academy. And if the background scenery looks funny, it’s because the kids were visiting Italy at the time.

‘Power in the Blood’

It’s amazing what can be done with the human voice as a musical instrument, praising the Lord. The kids at Fountainview Academy are in perfect harmony here, performing Power in the Blood. Wow!

‘Away in a Manger’ (Fountainview Academy)

Youtube has this mislabeled as Joy to the World, which is what I expected to hear when I clicked it. But what comes out is this beautiful performance, by the kids at Fountainview Academy, of Away in a Manger.

Think about it. To a world boiling over with wickedness, suffering, sin, and death, God sends, to repair it and redeem it… a baby in a manger.

Christianity is an excitingly wild idea. The more you think on it, the wilder it gets. But as C.S. Lewis said, “He’s not a tame lion.”

‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’ (Fountainview)

That’s a pretty nice natural amphitheater God set up for them, isn’t it?

The kids at Fountainview Academy perform Gloria in excelsis Deo, “Glory to God in the Highest.”

Lord, grant this Christmas season of 2017 great power to draw all hearts to Jesus Christ, our rightful King and Savior: amen.

‘O When Shall I See Jesus?’

The question is not “Will we see Jesus,” but “When?” This is what we must believe. This is our fuel, our hope. This keeps us going: O When Shall I See Jesus, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia.

If you ever thought a high-walled narrow gorge with water at the bottom might make for really good acoustics–well, it looks like you were right.

Encore, ‘Gather at the River’

This is the hymn that was with me last night, one of my Uncle Bernie’s favorites: Shall We Gather at the River, performed by the kids of Fountainview Academy.

How I would love to meet you folks out there in person! But I think we’ll meet at tht river–the wonderful river that flows past the throne of God.

‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ (from Fountainview)

Let me know if you’ve had enough of Holy, Holy, Holy. I haven’t. These are the kids from Fountainview Academy singing it from Minister Gardens in Rosedale, British Columbia.

‘My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less’

Hope in Jesus Christ the Lord because “all other ground is sinking sand”–they’ve got that right!

My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy on a visit to, well, I think that’s Rome, with the Forum in the background. Now watch it turn out to be Wichita, and make me look bad.

‘Blessed Assurance’ (Fountainview)

It’s Peep’s turn to go to the vet this morning, but first a hymn.

Blessed Assurance, one of the many classics by Fanny Crosby, is a hymn I’ve come to love. Here we have it sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Yes–beautiful.

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