By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

Erlene’s hymn request turned into one of those disappearing comments–but I think that problem’s been solved: more on that a little later, the hymn comes first.

Rock of Ages, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Written in 1775 by Augustus Toplady and still going strong 250 years later.

By Request, ‘Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat’

Can I call this a hymn? Well, why not?

Requested by Ina, Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat, sung by Louis Armstrong. It comes from Guys and Dolls, and not from any hymnal. But the message of the song is Biblical–so again, why not?

Rejoice in the Lord (‘When the Saints Go Marching In’)

Those last two nooze posts left me spiritually wounded. And then, I don’t know how, I was seized by a desire to hear this: When the Saints Go Marching In, featuring the unforgettable Louis Armstrong.

It reminded me that there are saints out there, and plenty of them, and an all-mighty, all-loving, all-righteous God whose word will not return to Him void.

As Abram came to realize, the Judge of all the earth will do right. And all His saints will rejoice in Him.

By Request, ‘In the Presence of Jehovah’

Requested by Erlene: In the Presence of Jehovah, by Daywind.

The hymn shop is open to all, and today’s a new day.

By Request, ‘I Surrender All’

We have a hymn request from Erlene–I Surrender All, by Carroll Roberson.

(It’s hot, hot, hot here today! Makes the bright flowers in this video all the more appealing.)

By Request, ‘Worthy Is the Lamb’

This song is taken from Revelation, Chapter 5.

Requested by SlimJim, sung by Michael W. Smith–Agnus Dei (“Lamb of God”).

We’re open to hymn requests all day, everybody. If you have a hymn you’d like to share, just let us know.

By Request, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus–this hymn gives good advice! Sometimes, covering the nooze, you get distracted and browbeaten into thinking that’s all there is.

Requested by Erlene, sung by Alan Jackson: consider it a time-out for spiritual health. For these are truly times that try our souls.

‘Light of the World’

No hymn requests yet today; and it’s raining again, it’s hardly ever sunny out… So I’ll go with one of my favorite hymns, maybe it can lift my spirits and yours–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Just As I Am’ (Choir Masters)

I found this on the Voice of Eden channel: Just As I Am, sung in glorious harmony by a quintet from the Choir Masters Assn.

I can never hear this hymn without thinking of my Aunt Millie, whose pastor used to call her the church’s “ewe lamb.”

By Request, ‘All Creatures of Our God and King’

There’s a tradition that St. Francis of Assisi wrote the lyrics to this hymn.

Requested by Thewhiterabbit, sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale, All Creatures of Our God and King. Background sets by God the Father, the work of His hands.