Hymn request from Joshua: Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners! It’s the Welsh hymn, Hyfrydol, with yet another set of lyrics, this one acquired in 1910. I wish I knew who this was, singing it, so I could say thank you. But we can still thank God the Father for his background sets. How beautiful are the works of your hands, O Lord!
I promised I’d provide the lyrics, the next time I posted this hymn, so here we are–J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Thanks to “Spadecaller” for putting together this lively video.
We haven’t visited with the Lutheran Warbler for a while. She’s still singing her way through the Lutheran hymnal. This is I Know That My Redeemer Lives. by Samuel Medley in 1775. Inspired by the Book of Job, 19: 23-27.
That last nooze post jangled me pretty bad, and I’m grateful to Joshua for this hymn request. In fact, this particular hymn, with these visuals, was exactly what I needed.
All Creatures of Our God and King, a good old-fashioned hymn performed by Fernando Ortega… with living things by God the Father.
There’s nothing better than a Welsh hymn, sung by a Welsh choir. This is Bread of Heaven, which we also know as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. Its Welsh name is Cwm Rhondda. Sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir.
Sometimes people object when I post this hymn. They would rather someone other than Christ had dominion. Whom that might be, they don’t say. But the right to it belongs to Jesus Christ alone.
Christ Shall Have Dominion, sung by the Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX. The melody, probably more widely known as Onward, Christian Soldiers, was composed by Arthur Sullivan–of Gilbert and Sullivan fame–in 1871.
There being no hymn requests currently unserved (I hope!), let me dip into my store of Sunday school favorites for this one, by Fanny Crosby in 1875–Draw Me Nearer. Organ and piano–the old-fashioned way!–at Rosehill Church. No choir, but we have the lyrics if you want to sing along. Background sets by God the Father.
I don’t want to do a lot of nooze today, but I do want to post hymns. Here’s one requested by Erlene: Majesty, by Maranatha! Music.
Some of you have been here for years without ever requesting a hymn. You don’t have to, of course. But if you do, we’re ready to serve you.
This was the first hymn that popped into my head today, so this is the first hymn I’m posting–To God Be the Glory, sung by the choir and congregation at The Church of God. I hope you like the way they sing it.
I meant to post this for Joshua this morning, but somehow it slipped away from me. So here it is now, requested by Joshua, performed by Fernando Ortega–What Wondrous Love Is This. Quite beautiful, really.