By Request, ‘Bind Us Together, Lord’

“Someone”–Wordpress is at it again–requested this worship song, Bind Us Together, Lord. This is the first time I’ve heard it. It was published in 1974.

The hymn shop’s open all day, folks–don’t be bashful about requesting a hymn. You know we need them.

By Request, ‘Noah’

Thanks to Michele Dumas for requesting this–Noah, by the Jubilaires: just what we needed this morning. Michele wrote down all the lyrics in her comment on “One Cat’s Zoomies, posted yesterday.

The quartet: John Jennings, Orville Brooks, George McFadden, and Ted Brooks.

‘Gone Home’

No hymn requests today, and as this was the first one I saw when I went to YouTube, this was the one I chose –after listening to it, never heard it before.

Most of my loved ones have “gone home.” It’s not easy to bear, when you think about it.

May the Holy Spirit keep us fed.

‘Praise To The Lord, The Almighty’

How about a nice, sane hymn? Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, sung here by the Altar of Praise Men’s Chorale, with background sets by God the Father–and we’re open for hymn requests, so don’t be bashful.

‘In Christ Alone’

My spirit is just plain worn-out… And tomorrow it starts all over again.

This is the first hymn that came into my mind today: In Christ Alone, by Keith and Krystin Getty and an assist by Alison Krauss.

‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’

No hymn requests this morning. No refrigerator, either. I think the best I can do is just post whatever hymn I think of first: and that would be this one, Sweet Hour of Prayer, sung by Alan Jackson.

‘Jesus Saves’ (Plus Prayer Request)

We have fallen into one of those bad patches that life throws at you because it can: car in the shop, undergoing repairs that’ll cost us but good, cat needing another trip to the vet, and now the refrigerator suddenly giving up the ghost in the middle of a heat wave.

Please include us in your prayers!

Hymn today, Jesus Saves–sung at Synod 2012 of the United Reformed Church. That’s the Hudson River in the background.

‘Take Time to Be Holy’

Here’s another hymn I hadn’t hear before–Take Time to be Holy, performed for us by our friends and colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy Swanson. Click “CC” for lyrics–we still haven’t persuaded these guys to sing for us.

‘Down in the Valley to Pray’

This is wonderful! Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, and Allison Krauss–country music legends–sing Down to the Valley to Pray. And there’s more where this came from! My stars, I have to pause and catch my breath…

‘Lead On, O King Eternal’

It’s a grey and dreary day outside, and here at this blog address it’s the blahs–we need a hymn to pep things up. And this is the first one I thought of: Lead On, O King Eternal, sung by One Voice Hymnal. It’s the kind of hymn you hear drifting out of a church on a quiet summer morning.