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By Request: ‘Sometimes Alleluia’

Linda asked for this one: Sometimes Alleluia, by Chuck Girard.

For those of you who are new to this site, we take hymn requests every day. If you have a favorite hymn or worship song you’d like to see posted here, don’t be  bashful–leave a comment and let us know.


Spiritual Refreshment

I think we could all do with some spiritual refreshment today, and Linda has suggested this: Lay Your Burden Down, by Chuck Girard. Thanks, Linda, and I’ll get to your other hymn request tomorrow morning.


Encore: ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’

Psalm 23 set to music, and sung by the choir of Wells Cathedral, England–it’s not worth trying to remain unmoved by this. We ought not ever to forget that we have a Shepherd who looks after us, and is with us even through the valley of the shadow of death: for He Himself passed through it once, and He will bring us through it, and out into the light on the other side.


Beautiful, ‘I Love to Tell the Story’

This is another Sunday school favorite: I Love to Tell the Story, written by Arabella Hankey in 1868 and sung gorgeously by the Harpeth Gospel Choir. Amazing, what trained human voices can do in praise of the Lord!


‘Come Ye Disconsolate’

Susan requested this one: a new version of Come, Ye Disconsolate, performed by the Spire Choir of the London Symphony Orchestra, with an added verse by Rob Gardner. Let me see if I can post the lyrics for you: the original was by Thomas Moore (The Minstrel Boy, Those Endearing Young Charms), in 1816.

Ah, here we are–http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Come_Ye_Disconsolate/


Christ’s Coronation Hymn

The great thing is, we who are His people, we will see Christ crowned! We will see it–King of Kings and Lord of Lords, whose right it is to rule Creation.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this rendition by the kids at Fountainview Academy.


‘Bringing in the Sheaves’ (Burl Ives)

Another hymn I’ve always loved, since I heard it first in Sunday school–Bringing in the Sheaves. Sung here by Burl ives, one of the great voices of the 1950s and 60s–and follow the lyrics. Sowing with tears, but reaping with joy: so God’s word has promised us.


‘Be Thou My Vision’

This ancient Irish hymn, sung here by Nathan Pacheco, dates back to the 8th century. I hope it moves you as it moves me.


By Special Request: ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’ (Johnny Cash)

Modern Christians, many of them, don’t like to think about God’s just wrath and do all they can to dismiss it from their minds. But it’s part of the way the world works, and to ignore it is to ignore reality. Be of good cheer, though: forgiveness and redemption through Jesus Christ is also part of how the world works.

If some of the faces in this video seem hauntingly familiar, it’s because they all belonged to famous criminals who came to bad ends. As Psalm 73 reminds us, they don’t get away with it forever: Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors (verses 18-19).

Warnings of God’s wrath are meant to move us to repentance. They should be heeded.

It’s hard to imagine anyone but Johnny Cash singing this.


Encore by Request: ‘Soldiers of the Lion’

Requested by Linda, seconded by Erlene: Soldiers of the Lion, by Chuck Girard.

Hey, out there–if there’s a hymn you really like, and I’ve posted it before, you can always ask for it again. We do reruns!


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