Before the whole thing turns into “What hymn contest? What’s he talking about?”, let me announce the winner of the contest. Drum roll, please.
On July 28, Ina requested I Saw the Light, by Johnny Cash, which received 21 views that day. The prize is–well, she already has the new book, The Wind from Heaven, but there’s still the cool T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”
Ina, please let me know which prize you’d like to receive, and send me your mailing address.
Note: Just because the contest is over doesn’t mean we’re going to stop posting hymns and taking hymn requests. We’d love to post yours!
One of my favorites, requested by Erlene–Doc Watson singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus–almost brought to tears, too. This is a hymn that makes people pause and listen, if you whistle it as you go by on the sidewalk.
Hard to sing this without feeling it! I’m not sure that can be done.
Good grief! It’s already August 7, which means tomorrow Patty and I celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary.
And it’s also the day we close the hymn contest. So if you’re going to enter, do it now.
It’s easy–just request a hymn. The hymn that gets the most views on the day it was requested wins the contest; the reader who suggested it wins either an autographed copy of one of my books or this cool red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”
Well, the hymn contest is winding down, it’ll be closed on Aug. 8, only a few readers participate… I tried.
No entries this morning, so I’ll go with a favorite of my own: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, sung by the Smucker Family.
It’s not too late to join the rather small throng of contest entrants. A hymn request is a contest entry, and you can make it by leaving a comment anywhere on this blog. The hymn that gets the most views on the day it was requested is the winning hymn, and whoever requested it gets a prize.
So far the leading hymn has a mere 21 votes.
I’d love to hear from some of you who’ve never entered!