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‘Up from the Grave He Arose’

This is the first hymn that I wanted when I woke today–Up from the Grave He Arose, sung by the Voice of Eden. Really, you can never be too early to celebrate Easter. Is there any reason not to rejoice in Christ’s Resurrection every day?


Sunday School Favorite: ‘Yield Not to Temptation’

I wonder how many times we sang this hymn in Sunday school. I don’t know why, but every hymn I hear today moves me practically to tears. I think I’m responding to God’s goodness, of which we all stand so much in need. So here it is–Yield Not to Temptation, Nathan on the mandolin, Lyle on guitar.


By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

There have been a lot of proud and mighty enterprises that were supposed to last a thousand years, but didn’t. This ancient Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision, has them all beat by a long shot: first sung in the 8th century, still loved today.

Requested by Joshua, sung by Maranatha, and in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


By Request, ‘The Lord of Sea and Sky’

Susan asked for this one, The Lord of Sea and Sky, and here we have it by the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Fitting, isn’t it? We remember Samuel as a little boy, called by God during the night–he thought it was Eli, at first–and finally answering, “Here I am, Lord!”

Blessed are those who hear the call, and answer it.


‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

This is a classic Isaac Watts hymn–Am I Soldier of the Cross?–set against a Scottish highland backdrop by singer Andy Kenway: the work of God’s hands, who sculpted the shape of the earth.


Norwegian Hymn, ‘Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker’

This beautiful hymn from Norway, Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker, harks back to Christmas with the words, “My heart will always wander to where our Lord was born.” Background sets by God the Father, who made the heavens and the earth.


‘He Leadeth Me’

We start today’s blogging with a Sunday school favorite–He Leadeth Me, sung by the Mennonite Hour Men’s Quartet. Gorgeous background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


‘Our Great Savior’ (It’s ‘Hyfrydol’)

Looking for a hymn to post, I came upon Our Great Savior. Ah, a new one–haven’t heard it before. Only it turns out that I have. Often! I’m beginning to think each and every denomination has its own set of lyrics for the Welsh melody, Hyfrydol. And each and every one of them makes a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Sung by the choir and congregation at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee.


By Request, ‘Mary, Mary’

Joshua requested this one–Mary, Mary, sung a capella by GLAD. Getting ready for the Easter season, everyone?


‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ (Fountainview)

Careful! This hymn might stay with you all day, once you’ve heard it–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy in British Columbia.

Oh, that woodland path! We used to have places like that around here, when I was a boy. Or did I only dream them?


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