‘Personent Hodie’ (‘On This Day Earth Shall Ring’)

Yes, all right, it’s a Christmas hymn–tell me there’s a bad time for that.

First sung in 1582, Personent Hodie–sung here by the choir and congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Bonus Hymn By Request, ‘Through It All’

Here’s one suggested by Erlene–Through It All, by Jentezen Franklin, singing and playing the saxophone (but not at the same time!). My computer conked out halfway through putting up this post, but I plugged it in and no harm seems to have been done.

by Request, ‘Give Me Your Eyes’

What if we could see each other as Jesus sees us? That’s what this hymn is about.

Requested by SlimJim–Give Me Your Eyes, by Brandon Heath.

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

I love this hymn and I’m always glad when someone requests it. Today it’s been requested by Erlene–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by Alan Jackson.

Out here in Joisey, its grey and drizzly; but the hymn shop is open for business.

By Request, ‘I’ll Live in Glory’

Erlene thought we’d like this one, and she thought right–I’ll Live in Glory, sung a capella by Michael Eldridge… in four-part harmony with himself! Yes, we can use hi-tech tricks to praise and glorify God.

By Request, ‘Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery’

Requested by Susan: Matt Boswell and the Boyce College Choir perform Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.

The hymn shop is open!

By Request, ‘The Deck of Cards’

I’d never heard of this one, but when my wife saw the hymn request, she exclaimed “Oh, boy, The Deck of Cards! I haven’t heard this in ages!”

Requested by Ina, here’s Tex Ritter with The Deck of Cards. 

By Request, ‘The Old Country Church’

Well, I don’t know what my “gender needs” are, but I do know a good old-fashioned hymn when I hear it. I also know my brain needs a rinse after that last post.

So we have a hymn requested by Erlene, The Old Country Church by the Gaither Vocal Group. Actually it contains bits of several classic hymns–just the kind you’d sing in an old country church.

‘Blessed Be the Name’

I’d never heard this jolly hymn before, but it struck me as a wonderful way to start the day. Performed by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends–Blessed Be the Name.

The hymn shop is open and we’re taking requests.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

There’s a little glitch in this video, but I was lucky to find any performance of this hymn in this melody, the one we sang it to in our church, way back when. One of my favorite hymns–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, by Shane & Shane–more modern than I’d choose, but still beautiful.