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‘For the Beauty of the Earth’

Yes, I know I’ve posted this before–but it’s still beautiful, right? For the Beauty of the Earth, a classic hymn from 1864, sung by Michelle Swift.

It’s the very beauty of God’s created earth that speaks to us, if we but listen, and assures us, “God is nigh.”


‘How Firm a Foundation’ (Norton Hall Band)

If there’s a hymn with more inspiring lyrics than How Firm a Foundation, I don’t know what it is. This performance is by the Norton Hall Band, at Southern Seminary. Relax and get into it.

Hello to new viewers out there! We like to start every day around here with a hymn, and we love to take your hymn requests. Just “Leave a Comment,” stating whatever hymn you’d like to see posted here, and we’ll do the rest.


‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’

This traditional Welsh melody, “Cwm Rhondda,” has found its way into many hymns world-wide. Here it powers Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, sung to beat the band at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church.


‘I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say’

Wednesday’s hymn, Take Two: Let’s see if I can actually post this to appear Wednesday morning while I’m stranded at the doctor’s office.

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, written in 1846 by Horatio Bonar, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir–I expected this to be sung to the same melody as I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, which is the same melody (I think) as Fling Out the Banner… oh, well.


By Popular Demand, ‘All Through the Night’

From St. David’s Hall, Cardiff (in Wales, not upstate New York), Aled Jones and choir sing All Through the Night–in English and in Welsh. Actually, the “popular demand” is mine. This hymn was in my head very early this morning. And welcome it was.


‘Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing’

(I’m writing this on Thursday, and if I don’t make a hash of it again, you’re reading it on Monday and we’re on our way to the doctor’s office again… now that we know where it is.)

Robert Robertson wrote this gorgeous hymn in 1758, when he was only 23 years old–hard to imagine! Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing–and I wish I knew who this is, singing it, so I could give due credit. Very nice, whoever you are.


‘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.


‘Sing to Me of Heaven’

I had never heard this lovely hymn until today: Sing to Me of Heaven, here sung a capella by the Hope Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

For those of you who are new here, we take hymn requests: so if there’s a favorite hymn you’d like us to post, just say the word and we’ll do the rest.


‘To Be a Pilgrim’ (My Request)

To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–I hope nobody minds me posting this again: my spirit needs some pumping up this morning.

The road is hard.

Keep going.


‘He Leadeth Me’

This was the first hymn that popped into my head this morning: He Leadeth Me, here performed by the London Fox Singers. Background sets by God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

The word of God is better than Mapquest any day of the week.


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