Tag Archives: hymns

By Request, ‘Silent Night’

We have a request for Silent Night! Lydia wants to hear it, so here it is–sung by Bing Crosby.

The hymn shop’s always open, boys ‘n’ girls–open for Easter and Christmas hymns all year.


‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

Please, Mr. Computer! Can I please post my hymn today? It’s Gloria in Excelsis Deo, sung by Libera. You like that, don’t you?


By Request, ‘Jesus Paid It All’

(If you knew what I had to go through, with this computer, to get this beautiful, soul-nourishing, serenity-producing hymn posted here–!)

We have a hymn request from Joshua: Jesus Paid It All, by Fernando Ortega. If you’re unfamiliar with Christianity, pay attention to the lyrics; they’ll tell you much of what you need to know.


‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

Our friend Whiterabbit mentioned this in passing, the other day (or was it yesterday?), and then I couldn’t get the tune out of my mind.

When the Saints Go Marching In, most famously performed by Louis Armstrong, is, in fact, a hymn: and here are the lyrics to prove it. I’d like to credit this singer, but I don’t know who she is.


‘Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross’

We have brothers and sisters in Christ whose names we’ll never know, whom we’ll never meet. But thanks to modern communications, at least we can see and hear them.

Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross–sung by the Voice of Eden, brought to us from India.


By Request, ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Phoebe requested Faith of Our Fathers–the real one, with “in spite of dungeon, fire and sword.” I think of the souls waiting below the altar in Revelation 5: 9-11. God will avenge His saints.

This plainsong version is presented by Brother Alphonsus.


By Request, ‘May the Peoples Praise You’

This is another worship song by Keith and Kristyn Getty, requested by Susan–May the Peoples Praise You.

I’ve been recycling a lot of my favorite hymns lately, so readers’ hymn requests are much appreciated: they bring in hymns I haven’t heard before. So if you have a hymn request, the ol’ hymn shop’s always open.


Special Encore, ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’

After bumming myself out on the nooze, and on comments by persons whose worldly wisdom moves them to surrender to the wicked and ungodly–and a thunder and hail storm, on top of it–this hymn marched into my mind and wouldn’t let up: and I had to have it.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda in Welsh), sung by choir and congregation at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church–sing it loud, sing it loud!

For God is nigh.


‘Victory in Jesus’

We like to start each blogging day with a hymn, so we’ll have done at least one thing right that day. Today’s hymn: Victory in Jesus, sung by Burl Ives.


Bonus Hymn, ‘To God Be the Glory’

The computer happens to be working at the moment. Quick! Hurry! Post something!

Can’t do better than this: To God Be the Glory, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy. I don’t know where, exactly, they went to do this–but how about those brilliant wildflowers? God’s stuff–it’s always good.


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