By Request, ‘All Glory, Laud, and Honor’

(Okay, we’ve got this computer working again–kind of, sort of–and let’s pray it’ll keep working.)

Finally I know the name of this hymn! Requested by Joshua, All Glory, Laud, and Honor, sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church. Does anybody know if this is John MacArthur’s church?

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

The first time I ever posted this hymn, someone out there objected: he didn’t want Christ to have dominion.

But we have no king but Jesus Christ.

Sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church, San Antonio, Texas: Christ Shall Have Dominion.

‘Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart’

This was the first hymn that popped into my head this morning, so it’s the hymn I’m posting–Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart, sung by the choir and congregation at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California.

‘Crown Him with Many Crowns’

This is an old Sunday school favorite, Crown Him with Many Crowns: sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

By Request, ‘All Creatures of Our God and King’ (with Prayer)

We have a hymn request today from Susan–All Creatures of Our God and King, sung by the congregation of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

To which I add a prayer:

O Lord our God! Bless this Easter, 2020, crippled in the flesh, with a double portion of spiritual wealth: give it extraordinary power to draw souls to Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior: souls to be comforted, souls to be washed, souls to be saved. Let the spirit of this Easter Sunday work all year, O Lord–every day and every night, all year. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

Isaac Watts wrote hymns in the 18th century that are still being widely sung today. This is one of his classics, a big favorite in the church that I grew up in–I Sing the Mighty Power of God. Sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church.

‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

I used to hear snatches of this hymn on the Christian radio station that we used to have, or playing on church bells some distance away. I loved it, but I didn’t know its name. But as you can see, I found out eventually.

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley. Sung here by the congregation at Grace Community Church.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

Sometimes people object when I post this hymn. They would rather someone other than Christ had dominion. Whom that might be, they don’t say. But the right to it belongs to Jesus Christ alone.

Christ Shall Have Dominion, sung by the Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX. The melody, probably more widely known as Onward, Christian Soldiers, was composed by Arthur Sullivan–of Gilbert and Sullivan fame–in 1871.

 

By Request, ‘Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right’

What a lovely hymn this is! And I’d never heard it before. That’s one of the reasons I love readers’ hymn requests.

Requested by Heidi: Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right, sung by the choir at Grace Community Church. I think this is one of those hymns that’s going to keep me company throughout the day–good company.

‘Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart’

The video isn’t much, but the audio sure is–Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart, sung by the choir and congregation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard this hymn. Sometimes I don’t know what I’m rejoicing for–but it’s good for any soul, any time, to come to the Lord with thanksgiving and praise.