I love this hymn and just have to post it now and then–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress. Performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s the kind of hymn that adds some spark to your bark!
Also known as He Who Would Valiant Be.
Enjoy the photos of English cathedrals as you listen to the hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, sung by the Choir of the Abbey School in Tewksbury.
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No one wrote more hymns than Fanny Crosby–more than 8,000 hymns. This is one of them: He Hideth My Soul, from 1890, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.
Requested by Joshua, Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus, sung by the FBC Paden Choir. This hymn, written by Eliza Hewitt in 1898, is also known as When We All Get to Heaven. We love those classic 19th-century hymns!
We usually hear this around Christmas-time and Easter, but Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords all 365 days of the year. Any time’s a good time for The Hallelujah Chorus, from G.F. Handel’s The Messiah: performed by the Royal Choral Society.
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, a hymn for Ascension Day by Charles Wesley–last night was the first time I’d heard it. I think it’s a hymn that’ll stay with you for a while, Performed by St. Michael’s Singers.
Requested by Erlene (see how easy it is, everybody? all you’ve gotta do is ask), The Redeemed of the Lord Shall Return, performed by Maranatha Music. This is actually Scripture set to music–Isaiah 35:10 and 51:11.
Joshua requested this much-needed break from stupid and unedifying nooze–Faith of Our Fathers, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their visit to Italy. This was one of the first grown-ups’ hymns they taught us in our Sunday school, way back when.
A little high church to start the day–O Thou Who Camest from Above, sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir.
If you’re new here–I take hymn requests, the hymn shop’s open to all, all the time. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just say so in a comment anywhere on the blog.
Usually I post this around Christmastime, but it was in my mind all yesterday afternoon, and I like to heed such promptings–All Glory Be to Christ, performed by King’s Kaleidoscope. Simple, but I find it very moving. Full of Scriptural echoes.