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‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross’

Music by Andy Kenway, words by Isaac Watts, the harsh beauty of the Scottish Highlands by God the Father: and we have Am I a Soldier of the Cross.

I’m at the doctor’s office (regularly scheduled checkup) as you listen to this hymn.

*Sigh* No I’m not. I fumbled this and it’s still Sunday.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

Isaac Watts wrote this classic in 1715, and it’s still going strong today: I Sing the Mighty Power of God. This is one of the hymns that immediately comes to mind when I remember the advice, “Sing louder!” Performed here by the Ball Brothers. Set design by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.

‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

It’s been a while since I posted this one: Andy Kenway singing Am I a Soldier of the Cross, by Isaac Watts. With the stark beauty of the Scottish countryside for background.

When the Lord calls, better listen.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

I love this hymn, always have: I Sing the Mighty Power of God, by Isaac Watts, 1715. It makes me think of my wife’s lamb casserole. A small thing, you might say: but a product of both love and diligence, which I find to be very beautiful things that move me to give thanks to their Ultimate Provider.

Encore: Jesus Shall Reign

I’m posting this yesterday for release today. Does that make any sense? Jesus Shall Reign, by Isaac Watts: “Blessings abound where’er He reigns.”

Encore: ‘Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun’

Commenting upon the, er, “transgender preacher” two years ago, Laura requested this hymn–Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun, written by Isaac Watts and published in 1719. Mr. Transgender can keep his Dylan and Beyonce.

Video courtesy of The Hymn Club.

‘I Sing the Mighty Power of God’

Composed by Isaac Watts in 1715, I Sing the Mighty Power of God still has power to stir our souls. Sung here in glorious harmony by the Ball Brothers.

By Request, ‘O God Our Help in Ages Past’

I have two hymn requests today, and I’m happy to post them both. In a little while I’ll explain why.

First, requested by Phoebe, O God, Our Help in Ages Past, written by Isaac Watts, sung by the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Singers. Would you believe we used to sing this in high school, for assembly? They don’t praise God in public schools anymore, and America is by far the poorer for it.

Encore, ‘Soldier of the Cross’

Yes, I know I’ve posted this hymn several times before: given the desperately evil state of our country, I find some comfort in it: Am I a Soldier of the Cross, by Isaac Watts. This version by Andy Kenway, backed up by the stark beauty of the Scottish Highlands, is my favorite.

Beautiful! ‘Marching to Zion’

This ought to pep up your spirit–the kids from Fountainview Academy singing Marching to Zion: words by Isaac Watts back in 1707–the hymn has staying power!–with melody by Robert Lowry, 1867. Background scenery by the Making of heaven and earth.

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