By Request, ‘Joy to the World’

There are so many renditions of this hymn available, I don’t know which to choose! Well, let’s try this one–by an unnamed “traditional choir.”

Requested by SlimJim, Joy to the World–written in 1719 by Isaac Watts and still going very strong indeed today.

By Request, ‘Joy to the World’

I hope these Christmas hymns stir your soul as they stir mine. Christmas is beautiful–the Word of God come down to us from Heaven as a baby in a manger! God with us!

Requested by Phoebe, written by Isaac Watts, performed by “a traditional choir”–Joy to the World.

I’ll be back with more carols, and Byron’s TV listings, in a little while.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

We can’t go wrong with this hymn. Written by Isaac Watts in 1715 and still sung and loved all over the world, I Sing the Mighty Power of God. Peformed here by the Mountain Anthems.

‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

No hymn contest entries yet today.

I found this beautiful rendition of Am I a Soldier of the Cross?, but the YouTube post doesn’t tell me who’s singing it. Maybe someone out there knows. Meanwhile, enjoy the harmony here.

Hymn written in 1721 by Isaac Watts.

The contest closes Aug. 8 and only a few of you have entered. Yeah, I know, that’s how it always is. We keep on trying, though…

‘O, God, Our Help in Ages Past’

No hymn requests this morning, no entries in the hymn contest, so I’ll have to pick the hymn myself.

O God, Our Help in Ages Past–written by Isaac Watts in 1719, sung here by the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute: would you believe we used to sing this in high school, for assembly? But that was before secular humanism became the state religion.

‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

It’s long past time for the spirit of this hymn to kick back into the church–Am I a Soldier of the Cross?, written in 1724 by Isaac Watts, sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Do we fear to own Christ’s cause, or blush to speak His name? How badly do we crave the good opinion of a fallen world?

‘O, God, Our Help in Ages Past’

Would you believe it? We used to sing this hymn in high school, in assembly, before the Supreme Court decided we needed to be protected from Jesus.

O God, Our Help in Ages Past, written by Isaac Watts in 1719 and still going strong, sung here by the Sharon Mennonite Bible Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

This is a Sunday school favorite, I Sing the Mighty Power of God–and it’s been a favorite since Isaac Watts wrote it in 1715. Sung here by the Mountain Anthems. Background sets by God the Father.

Bonus Hymn: ‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

I don’t know why this particular hymn is in my mind today, but it’s welcome and I want to share it: I sing the Mighty Power of God, written by Isaac Watts in 1715 and still glorious today, sung by the Mountain Anthems. The phrase that moves me most: “all that borrows life from thee.” We are only here because He is.

I know things are pretty freakin’ awful just now–but look to the heavens, look to the earth, and praise the Lord for His creation. God’s stuff still works, and always will.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

Well, it’s snowed again. But at least we have a glorious hymn to start the day.

I Sing the Mighty Power of God–written by Isaac Watts back in 1715 and still going strong today: sung here by the Mountain Anthems. Background sets by God the Father.