I love this hymn, This Is My Father’s World, and I love this no-frills performance of it by the Joslin Grove Choral Society. Words to hold on to: “Yet though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” Not since World War II has the wrong been as strong as it is now. But it will never be as strong as God.
This is a family get-together for the folks in Denton County, Texas, at http://www.music-folk-play-hymns.com . Still Sweeter Every Day is a 19th-century hymn. And you know what I like about this video, in addition to its content? There’s a little baby in the back row, and it sure looks to me like even the baby is trying to sing along.
Swirling darkness and confusion, corruption as deep and as wide as the ocean, folly heaped on folly, delusion hailed as truth and wisdom, wickedness enthroned–
But the light of Jesus Christ is the light they can’t put out. And this is the only true light, the only light for us to see by.
Light of the World–written by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
Yes, I know I posted this hymn yesterday: but today’s encore is special to my fellowsoldier Evelyn, who loves this rendition of it by Libera. Evelyn and I go back a long way. She does the Lord’s work in the midst of his enemies. And I’ve never told her this before, but I say it now: Evelyn, you are an inspiration to me.
And we must all be inspirations to each other–because the Lord is with us.
This is the “Voci San Bellino” Choir from Padua, Italy, performing Gloria in Excelsis Deo–“Glory to God in the Highest”–by Camille St. Saens.
Remember, the hymn shop is open to all, 24/7. If there’s a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let me know.
Go ahead and try not to be moved by this! A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy–and in the background an image of the Coliseum, scene of human sacrifice to the false god of the Roman state: overcome and brought to nothing by Jesus Christ the Son of God.
For our fortress is built without hands, that no hands can destroy…
How I love this hymn! Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. I’d never heard it, until I heard Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum sing it in Night of the Hunter. I’d sing it myself, only it chokes me up. So here let it be sung outdoors in British Columbia by the students at Fountainview Academy.
This hymn was featured yesterday in one of the Christian blogs I fellow, “Ezekiel Countdown” (highly recommended! check it out, https://ezekielcountdown.wordpress.com/ ). Here it is, sung by the congregation at Fairhaven Baptist Church: Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart.
This isn’t the All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name that I grew up with: totally different melody, that I’ve never heard before. But it’s still beautiful.
I’m unable to identify the congregation singing it. I can only say they’re somewhere in England. A man in the pews is wearing a gold chain of office, so that’s the giveaway.
Requested by Susan: the Voices of Lee (Lee University) performing In Christ Alone. This worship song, a few years ago, was rejected by the Presbyterian Church USA because it mentions “the wrath of God” and flatline Protestants don’t like that. But it’s a great hymn–and God knows we need it.