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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Here’s another version of this lovely old-time hymn, this one by The Mennonite Singers–In the Sweet By and By. It’s awesome to me, the way they can blend human voices into a glorious musical instruments. Background sets by God the Father.
One more Burl Ives hymn, all right? In the Sweet By and By…
I’ve reached the age where there are more people waiting for me in the sweet by and by than are waiting for me here.