‘My Redeemer Is Faithful and True’

(I don’t know what happened to the hymn requests–haven’t had one all week.)

I just happened upon this hymn today–My Redeemer Is Faithful and True, sung by students at Fountainview Academy (man, these kids can sing!). God’s handiwork is the backdrop for this hymn.

‘Stand Up, Stand Up, for Jesus’

It’s been too long since I heard this old Sunday school favorite–Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, sung by students from Fountainview Academy, complete with full orchestra. This hymn ought to perk you up! And if you’d like to hear another one today, please let me know.

By Request, ‘A Mighty Fortress’

What could more tellingly testify to the victory of Jesus Christ Our Lord than Christian students singing God’s praises in the shadow of the Coliseum?

Requested by Thewhiterabbit, written by Martin Luther: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.

‘Draw Me Nearer’

This is the first hymn that popped into my head today, an old Sunday school favorite: Draw Me Nearer. Sung here by students from Fountainview Academy.

The guy’s coming over this morning to install our new computer, etc., so it won’t be easy to keep the blog going. I’ll do my best.

‘Shall We Gather at the River’

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

We need a hymn this morning. Here’s an old favorite, Shall We Gather at the River, sung by students at Fountainview Academy.

‘Behold Our God’

Here’s another hymn I never heard before–Behold Our God, performed by students at Fountainview Academy. (Don’t ask how they got the piano out to the shore of the lake.)

The hymn shop is open to take requests.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

The Enemy just hates this hymn; the more often we sing it, the more he gnashes his teeth. It enrages his stooges here on earth. So let’s have it! Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy.

‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ (Fountainview Academy)

We used to sing this song in Y camp, around the campfire–Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Here are the kids from Fountainview Academy singing it, a very different arrangement from any that I’d heard before. Different, but uplifting!

‘In the Sweet By and By’

No hymn requests today; not much of anything, really. So let’s see if this can pep things up: In the Sweet By and By, performed by students at Fountainview Academy.

And this should definitely prove it’s possible to put an orchestra aboard a raft in the middle of a lake.

‘Be Still My Soul’

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard this hymn. You may recognize the melody as Finlandia, by Sibelius.

Be Still My Soul, performed by two students at Fountainview Academy… Sorry, I couldn’t resist an evergreen forest under a blanket of snow.