Tag Archives: Fountainview Academy

Encore, ‘Jesus Saves’ (Amen!)

We’re all caught up on hymn requests, which means it’s time we got some more; but for the time being, Jesus Saves–by the kids from Fountainview Academy, during their visit to Prague. (Our class trip was to the Bronx Zoo.) I love this hymn, and it was many years before I was able to learn its name.


‘Faith Is the Victory’

Only the folks at Fountainview Academy would have thought of putting the singers aboard a stagecoach to sing Faith Is the Victory. And take a good look at the scenery they drive through. If God preserves this much beauty in a fallen world–to keep us sane, to give us hope–what does He have in store for us when He regenerates His whole creation?


‘A Temple Made of Time’

Here’s a hymn I’ve never heard before: A Temple Made of Time, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. I hope you like it.


‘Wonderful Words of Life’

How many times did we sing this in Sunday school? Probably never anywhere near as sweetly as the kids at Fountainview Academy. I still play it on my harmonica sometimes: Beautiful Words of Life. Wow, that brings me back…


‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Fountainview Academy)

It must have been tricky, getting all these Fountainview kids with their instruments, plus a big piano, onto a raft and out on the water–but the acoustics must have been worth it: a lake enclosed by mountains, a natural amphitheater. And we love those old-fashioned hymns–for instance, In the Sweet By and By.


‘To God Be the Glory’ (Fountainview Academy)

To God Be the Glory is a hymn you can whistle while you walk, or be drawn into when it’s performed by an orchestra. Here are the kids at Fountainview Academy: backdrop provided by The Creator.


Tomorrow’s Hymn, ‘Jesus Saves’

Well, “tomorrow” is now “today,” but never mind. Now I really am in the doctor’s office.

I first loved this hymn  when I heard it played at a Civil War battle re-enactment. Then, years later, the church next door played it on the bells as my father’s burial service was in progress. But I had no idea what the hymn was called, until now: Jesus Saves. And I only found out because I was pressed for time and bungled what I was trying to do.

Performed by the kids from Fountainview Academy, during their visit to Rome.


‘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.


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