‘Bring Them In’

Here’s another good old hymn I’d never heard before–Bring Them In, sung by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends. And that’s some piano-playing! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Our All-Time Most Viewed Post: ‘Hyfrydol’ (with a short prayer)

Once upon a time, in February of 2019, I posted a Welsh hymn, Hyfrydol, sung by a Welsh choir; and 577 views came pouring in for that post alone. No other post has ever come close to matching it.

I think every denomination’s hymnal has its own set of lyrics to go with this melody. I don’t understand a word of the Welsh lyrics, but I don’t think you have to: the music speaks directly to one’s spirit.

Look, I’m trying not to do any nooze today, it’s Sunday, all the bad business will still be there tomorrow–and may the Lord God Almighty, holy and righteous and just, all-powerful, all-wise… fight for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Request, ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I loved it when we sang this hymn in Sunday school, even if I didn’t know what “sheaves” were. Today it’s a hymn request by Erlene: Bringing in the Sheaves, sung here by Burl Ives. Some hymns just stick with you forever. This is one of them.

‘Holy, Holy, Holy’–with Bagpipes

I’m trying hard to provide you with a nooze-free weekend without losing my audience. Dare I say so far, so good?

This hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, just popped into my head; and next thing I knew, I was wondering if I could find it performed on bagpipes. Had anybody ever done that?

Well, yes! And here it is.

‘I Know That My Redeemer Liveth’

Having used up our hymn requests, I deciced to post the first hymn I found on Youtube; and this is what came up–a good old 18th-century hymn, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, sung by a Mennonite choir.

This was what Job said when he was tried…

By Request, ‘Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho’ (Mahalia Jackson–Wow!)

We sang this spiritual in school, back before they outlawed the word of God. But we didn’t sing it like Mahalia Jackson!

Requested by Phoebe, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho–and on the Nat King Cole Show, no less, in 1957. You get two greats for the price of one.

By Request, ‘To God Be the Glory’

You can’t go wrong with a Fanny Crosby hymn! Requested by Erlene, this is To God Be the Glory, sung by the Apostolic Christian Men’s Group. Background sets by God the Father.

By Request, ‘Hallelujah, Thine the Glory’

Requested by “Thewhiterabbit”: Hallelujah, Thine the Glory turns out to be also known as Revive Us Again–by William Mackay in 1863. This is my favorite rendition of it, by Nathan and Lyle, auto-harp and guitar.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Days of Elijah’

I want to thank Erlene for requesting Days of Elijah. I need some pumping up, I very much doubt I’m the only one, and this hymn will always do the trick. And nobody sings it like a hall full of U.S. Marines. “Out of Zion shall salvation come”–Ooh-rah!

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

Yes, I know, I just posted this same hymn a week or two ago. But Erlene asked for it, it’s one of my favorites, and I don’t need much prodding to bring it back.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by the choir and congregation at the Church of God–very easy to recognize their distinctive style.

And I have gotten through my list of hymn requests without skipping one! So we’re ready for some more.