Tag Archives: hymns

By Popular Demand, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

These past few days, a lot of visitors to this blog have been looking for John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Well, this is one of my all-time favorites, so I don’t need to have my arm twisted, to post it again.

Remember, we’re always ready to take your hymn requests–so don’t be shy, speak up (well, “Leave a Reply”)…

Encore, ‘Trust and Obey’

How this takes me back to Sunday school! Trust and Obey, lovely old hymn from 1887: I do wish I knew what choir this is, singing it so beautifully, so I could give them proper credit.

I have a feeling that if one truly can trust in the Lord and obey Him, one has accomplished very much.

By Request, ‘The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear’

Suggested by Susan: The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear (1912) is taken from verses 27-31 or Psalm 22. Sung by the congregation at the URC Synod, 2012.

For those who are new to this blog, we do take hymn requests, and the more, the merrier. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like posted here, just “Leave a Reply” and we’ll do the rest.

By Request, ‘Praise to the Lord the Almighty, the King of Creation’

Turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the music, and the photographs of God’s handiwork–which tell us, always, “God is nigh.” Sung by the London Philharmonic Choir. Thank you, Dave, for requesting it.

‘Blesst Be the Tie that Binds’

Let’s reach for sanity early, today.

In our church we usually sang this as the last hymn of the service; but any time will suffice. I haven’t heard this in a long time, and it brings me close to tears: Blest Be the Tie that Binds, sung by a few of the lads at Fountainview Academy–with their own voices as the musical instrument employed. That always impresses me.

‘Rock of Ages’ (Fountainview Academy)

If you’re new to this blog–and a lot of you are–you should know we like to start each blogging day with a hymn; and we especially like hymns requested by readers. If you have a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let us know (“Leave a Reply”).

Meanwhile, here’s Rock of Ages, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. I wonder if they have any idea how many people have been blessed by their music.

‘Little Is Much When God Is In It’

I’ve never heard this hymn before–Little Is Much When God Is In It–and as I write this post, it’s yesterday: this morning I’m gathering dust in the eye doctor’s waiting room.

Sung by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas, in a family sing-along. I wish my family had done this.

‘Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet’

I love this hymn, Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet, which comes to us via Psalm 119. Dear Lord, man’s word, these days, leads only to the pit.

I wish I knew who was singing this.

‘Abide With Me’

Henry Lyte wrote Abide With Me as he lay dying with tuberculosis, in 1847. He lived only three weeks longer. But what a way to take your last bow.

Sung here by “the Lutheran Warbler.” I found her version very moving.

‘Light of the World’–Plus Prayer Request for Me

You’ll pardon me for indulging in one of my very favorite hymns–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. My path needs some light right now, and I don’t mean maybe.

Please pray for me! Again, I’m not free to give details, but I have more than one family member in grave danger, health-wise, and my livelihood suddenly seems to be on thin ice. And that’s all I want even to mention. Plenty to keep me wide-awake all night.

Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. O Son of God have mercy on me, and help me.

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