Bonus Hymn, ‘In the Sweet By and By’

Requested by Joshua, Bird Youmans singing In the Sweet By and By. He is not actually a set of identical triplets–it’s all technological razzle-dazzle.

And oh, my! I used to know places like this… I’m sure they really existed…

Sanity Break: ‘In the Sweet By and By’

I don’t know about you, but I need a sanity break. I need a hymn–and this one has moved me to tears. This is the one I wanted.

In the Sweet By and By, performed by our own dear friends and colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy Swanson–yes, this is the one I wanted.  I pray it works for you, too.

‘In the Sweet By and By’

Who doesn’t love this hymn? In the Sweet By and By, sung here by the Mennonite Singers, is a 19th century classic. It sometimes seems strange that a century that generated such evils as communism and Darwinism (just to name two) was also remarkable for the sweetness of its hymns.

By Request, ‘In the Sweet By and By’

Requested by Erlene, a beloved old hymn, In the Sweet By and By–and I chose this instrumental version by our friends and colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy. It’s really quite beautiful, what they’ve done with it.

‘In the Sweet By and By’

This is the hymn that first popped into my head this morning, so this is the hymn I’ll start the blog day with–In the Sweet By and By, from 1868, by the Mennonite Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Fountainview)

Don’t ask me how they got the whole chorus out on the lake. It must be great acoustics out there, though: In the Sweet By and By, performed by the kids from Fountainview Academy.

Joshua & Jeremy, ‘In the Sweet By and By’

That last political story left a bad taste in my mouth, but here’s an antidote–our own friends and fellow bloggers, Joshua and Jeremy, performing In the Sweet By and By. Beautiful! I feel better already. And maybe, if we cheer them on enough, they’ll sing for us someday.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Half a Request)

TheWhiteRabbit asked for Abide With Me by Nathan and Lloyd et al, but although they had some new videos up on Youtube, they didn’t have that. So I guess the best I can do is give you first the singers you requested, and then the hymn.

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Swanson Brothers)

Enough of the nooze already! This hymn’s been in my mind all day, and to me that means I ought to post it. In the Sweet By and By–and who better to play it for us than our own esteemed colleagues, the Swanson Brothers, Joshua and Jeremy?

Kick back and let this gentle hymn wash over you… Ah! That’s good!

‘In the Sweet By and By’ (Burl Ives)

No one ever had a more mellow voice than Burl Ives–ideal for singing old-fashioned hymns: the kind of hymns that are still loved today, many years after they were written.

Hymns like this one–In the Sweet By and By.