Tag Archives: hymns

‘To God Be the Glory’

This is one of my favorite hymns–To God Be the Glory, by Fanny Crosby (1875)–but I don’t think I’ve posted this rendition of it before, by the students at Fountainview Academy. Praise the Lord, the God of our salvation.


By Request, ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Prize’

Phoebe asked for this hymn, but couldn’t come up with the title. But seek and ye shall find–Keep Your Eyes on the Prize and Hold On, sung by the Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Inspired by Acts 16:16-40, in which God delivered Paul and Silas out of prison in Philippi–and converting the jailer to faith in Jesus Christ.


‘Down to the River to Pray’

There’s a haunting quality to this old hymn, don’t you think? Down to the River to Pray, sung by Alison Krauss.


‘Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?’

This is the classic hymn that inspired the movie, Stars in My Crown. Written by E.E. Hewitt and published in 1897–they brought it backward in time ten or twenty years for the movie–Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown? Sung here by George Jones.


‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

Youtube has taken down Andy Kenway’s wonderful rendition of this ancient hymn by Isaac Watts, Am I a Soldier of the Cross? I’ll have to choose a favorite from among the others. This one is by The Chuck Wagon Gang.


‘Dwelling in Beulah Land’

Here’s another hymn I’d never heard before, from 1911–Dwelling in Beulah Land, sung by the congregation at Southwest Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Lyrics inspired by Isaiah 64:2. The melody is also used as… the national anthem of Fiji.


By Request, ‘A Mighty Fortress’

Lest we grow downhearted, surveying our scarred and cratered cultural landscape, we have this timely hymn request from Susan–A Mighty Fortress Is Our God by Martin Luther, interpreted by Matt Boswell.

Whatever happens, we have got

The Spirit of God–and they have not.


‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

There’s much to be said for a strong piano and a lot of people singing! This is the congregation at Southwest Baptist Church, Oklahoma City–and Bringing in the Sheaves. One of my favorite hymns to sing.


‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross’

We can’t go wrong with a classic Fanny Crosby hymn from the 1860s–Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.


‘In Christ Alone’

Yes, I know I’ve posted this several times before; but I have a desire to hear it again: In Christ Alone, by Keith and Kristyn Getty. I can never forget how the editors refused to add it to the Presbyterian Church USA hymnal unless they removed the line, “The wrath of God was satisfied.” Go-along-to-get-along theology at its finest.


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