Tag Archives: Fountainview Academy

‘Blesst Be the Tie that Binds’

Let’s reach for sanity early, today.

In our church we usually sang this as the last hymn of the service; but any time will suffice. I haven’t heard this in a long time, and it brings me close to tears: Blest Be the Tie that Binds, sung by a few of the lads at Fountainview Academy–with their own voices as the musical instrument employed. That always impresses me.

‘Rock of Ages’ (Fountainview Academy)

If you’re new to this blog–and a lot of you are–you should know we like to start each blogging day with a hymn; and we especially like hymns requested by readers. If you have a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let us know (“Leave a Reply”).

Meanwhile, here’s Rock of Ages, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. I wonder if they have any idea how many people have been blessed by their music.

‘When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder’

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder … “I’ll be there,” says the hymn (written in 1893 by James Black). So hope we all!

Performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy.

‘Marching to Zion’

I’d never heard this hymn before today: Marching to Zion, sung by the kids of Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. Seton Lake is the scenery. I found it very moving, and I hope you do, too. You might want to turn up the volume for this one.

‘Crown Him with Many Crowns’

This hymn was on my mind all morning, so I took that to mean I ought to post it. Crown Him with Many Crowns, performed by the kids at the Fountainview Academy–you might want to turn up the volume here. And enjoy the glorious setting: God’s handiwork.

‘The Old Rugged Cross’ (Fountainview Academy)

When I was a little boy, this hymn, The Old Rugged Cross, used to make me cry. And it chokes me up pretty good this morning, too. But to pay this tribute to our beloved Savior is nothing.

Sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. Background by God the Creator.

‘He Leadeth Me’ (Fountainview Academy)

Here’s another Sunday school favorite, He Leadeth Me, performed by the kids from Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. during their visit to Hawaii.

There are a lot of you who are new to this blog, and I want to invite you to ask for your favorite hymns to be posted here. We like to start each day with a hymn. So if you have one you’d like to share, just let us know.

‘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!

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