By Request, ‘He Is Here’

My list of Your Favorite Hymns is just about exhausted, so please, everybody, feel free to load it up again.

For now, we have He Is Here, by the Gaither Vocal Band.

By Request, ‘He Is Here’

Well, Erlene, looks like it’s just you and me so far today, so let’s get into gear with your hymn request: He Is Here, performed by the Gaither Vocal Band with the Eden String Quartet.

Yes, He is here. Not a sparrow falls to earth without the Father.

By Request, ‘He Touched Me’

Okay, we’ve spent enough time on fallen world stuff today. Let’s take a hymn request from Erlene–He Touched Me, by the Gaither Vocal Band: “touched me and made me whole.”

Sanity Break, ‘The Love of God’

Enough already with the politics! Happily, a hymn request popped up. Let’s go there instead.

Requested by Erlene, The Love of God, by the Gaither Vocal Band. Wow! Can these guys sing, or what? Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

By Request, ‘The Holy Highway’

Requested by Joshua: The Holy Highway, by the Gaither Vocal Band.

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.   –Isaiah 35:8

I think we need to find that highway soon.

By Request, ‘Sometimes It Takes a Mountain’

Requested by Erlene, Sometimes It Takes a Mountain, by the Gaither Vocal Band. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

See how easy it is to request a hymn, folks? And we do it every day.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Heaven’s Joy Awaits’

Erlene requested this yesterday, and it’s just perfect today for the good mood I’m in–Heaven’s Joy Awaits, sung a capella by the Gaither Vocal Band. And is that a kazoo in the background, in the introduction? Very creative!

By Request, ‘I Then Shall Live’

A bonus hymn today, requested by Erlene–I Then Shall Live, by the Gaither Vocal Band. If the music seems familiar, well, it’s Finlandia, by Sibelius. And how can you not be moved by the gorgeous photos of God’s handiwork?

By Request, ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ (Mark Lowry)

Joshua has another Christmas hymn for us–Mary, Did You Know?, sung by Mark Lowry with the Gaither Vocal Band. This is the second request for this hymn, but there’s no limit, so let everyone feel free to promote any hymn they wish to hear. It’s all part of the fun of our first annual Christmas Carol Contest!

The winner will be whoever asked for the hymn that had the most views on any single day of the contest. Meanwhile, there’s one prize for everyone–the hymns themselves.

By Request, ‘Alpha and Omega’

Joshua requested this–Alpha and Omega by the Gaither Vocal Band. Lots of brio in this worship song! I especially like the intro, words of Revelation set to music.

P.S.–Our Esteemed Colleague Joshua has just started his own blog, so let’s see how many views and comments we can give him, to get it launched.