Tag Archives: Fountainview Academy

‘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!

‘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.

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