‘Morning Has Broken’

I don’t know about you, but the beauty of this hymn brings me near to tears every time I hear it–Morning Has Broken, sung here by Orla Fallon.

When God finished His work, he called it very good.

Somewhere in each and every one of us there is a longing for that Creation as it was.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Doc Watson)

I haven’t posted this one in a while, so why not? Doc Watson, singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

No matter how many times I see this video, I can’t get over how his voice almost breaks, several times–because he’s so moved by the hymn as he sings it.

By Request, ‘Amazing Grace’

Requested by Thewhiterabbot. Amazing Grace, sung by Elvis Presley. He was so famous for his rock ‘n’ roll, it was easy to forget he loved to sing gospel songs, too.

I love this hymn with bagpipes, but my cat won’t stand for it.

‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’

Holy cow, am I tired! Finished another chapter set of Ozias, Prince in Peril, and I’ve still got to write a piece for Newswithviews.

I heard this hymn played by church bells as I wrote, so let’s have it here–Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, music by Beethoven, sung by the choir and congregation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

It’s okay if you want to play it loud.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Fountainview)

Let’s have a nice hymn from Fountainview Academy to start the day–In the Sweet By and By. Who has never longed for “that blest shore”?

And it must take more than just a little faith to stage this performance on a raft in the middle of a lake.

‘O How I Love Jesus’

This is from our dear friends and colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy–O How I Love Jesus.

The hymn shop’s open but there’s nobody here. Look, if you’ve got a favorite hymn you’d like to share today, just let us know, we’ll do the rest.

By Request, ‘Draw Me Nearer’

That last nooze story really cheesed me off–not good for the ol’ blood pressure. I turn to a hymn as an antidote.

Requested by Phoebe, a classic hymn by Fanny Crosy, a Sunday school favorite–Draw Me Nearer. And I wish I could tell you who was singing it, so we could thank him. Well, thank you, whoever you are.

By Request, ‘Our Father Who From Heaven Above’

Requested by Thewhiterabbit (and did I have a time, trying to find it!)–Our Father Who From Heaven Above, via the Trinity and Faith Lutheran Church.

Martin Luther wrote this hymn by expanding each of the points of The Lord’s Prayer into a verse.

By Request, ‘We Bow Down’

(Running way, way late today! *sigh* Couldn’t help it.)

Requested by Susan–We Bow Down, sung by Twila Paris. Read the script as you listen: it’s all from Psalm 91.

O Lord Our God! Be with us today, to guide us, to heal us, to help us! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

‘Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing’

I woke up with this hymn today, and nobody’s asked for any other, so here it is–Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing, performed by the Chancel Choir of the First Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The hymn shop’s open, though, folks.