‘This Is My Father’s World’

I don’t think I know a hymn more beautiful than this one–This Is My Father’s World. Performed outdoors by students at Fountainview Academy.

“This is my father’s world! O let me ne’er forget/ That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,/ He is the ruler yet.”

Antidote! ‘Stand Up, Stand Up, for Jesus’

(Suggested last night by “thewhiterabbit”)

The good news is, we don’t have to save ourselves by our own strength. The Lord Our God has given us work to do, and we can do it. As for the wicked insanity of this age–well, this is where the rubber meets the road. Either we believe God’s word and stand on His promises, and trust in His righteousness, His almighty power… or we don’t.

Let’s believe what we preach!

‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God… Psalm 46:4

An old-fashioned him, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy–Shall We Gather at the River?

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ (Fountainview)

I wasn’t sure this hymn would work with a full orchestra, but my fears were ill-founded: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy. I should’ve known they’d do just fine.

By Request, ‘There Is Power in the Blood’

Requested by Erlene, There Is Power in the Blood, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy.

Statists think we’re crazy for trusting in this kind of power. Like, who needs Jesus Christ when you’ve got violence, lies, and money to work your will?

And you wonder why the world is falling apart…

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Flatline waffy-daffy churches really don’t like this hymn at all–but the rest of us love it: Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed here by the students at Fountainview Academy. With a piano in the middle of the woods, no less.

By Request, ‘When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder’

Requested by Erlene, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder–and I picked this rendition by the students at Fountainview Academy.

I wonder what kind of acoustics you get with a lake surrounded by mountains.

‘He Hideth My Soul’

Well, if people won’t show up to hear a Fanny Crosby hymn sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy, I guess they just won’t show up at all.

He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby. I sang this to a couple of deer once.

‘Wonderful Peace’

Well, I can’t force readers to enter the hymn contest, can I? It’s over on Sunday; and as of now, the leading hymn has 21 views. What can I say? Only a handful of reader request hymns.

Here’s one I never heard before–Wonderful Peace, sung by Fountainview Academy students visiting the coast of California.

By Request, ‘Fairest Lord Jesus’

Let’s get the hymn contest rolling again with this request from “thewhiterabbit”–Fairest Lord Jesus, sung by students at Fountainview Academy. That’s Seton Lake in the background.

I hope some of you who never comment will gird up your loins and make a hymn request. Hey, you might win the contest! And our hymns glorify our God.