‘Like a River Glorious’

I wanted to post To Be a Pilgrim, but was afraid I’d worn out its welcome. Then this one popped into my head. Ah! Just right! Like a River Glorious, sung by the Smucker Family. Sets by God the Father: beauty the work of His hands.

‘Like a River Glorious’

I wrote this title down, just before I went to bed last night–Like a River Glorious, sung a capella by the Smucker Family. Oh, the background scenery! We used to have places like that around here. I miss them.

‘Like a River Glorious’

Like a River Glorious, sung in glorious harmony by The Smucker Family–what would you give, to put your boat upon that river? And I don’t know about you, but I find God’s handiwork, in the colors of the autumn leaves, as stirring as a song.

‘Like a River Glorious’

There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God… (Psalm 46:4)

Reminded! God’s will shall indeed be done. All-righteous, all-wise, all-loving, almighty! Let his word flow like a great a nourishing river through out lives.

This morning’s hymn: Like a River Glorious, sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.

‘Like a River Glorious’

Like a River Glorious, sung by the Smucker family–I don’t know who chose these photographs, but whoever it was did a wonderful job of relating the hymn to God’s handiwork on earth.

‘Like a River Glorious’

Here it’s a dark and dreary, rainy morning, Labor Day is already upon us–wasn’t it Easter, just last week?–so we want a hymn to brighten up the day: Like a River Glorious, a classic from 1876, played by Nathan and Lyle and a couple of their friends. In someone’s living room. Any time you can get the Lord’s presence into your living room, go for it.

‘Like a River Glorious’ (Crown College Choir)

There are still young people in our colleges who can be an inspiration to us–and oh, what human voices can do, when they have the training for it!

This is the Crown College Choir performing Like a River Glorious at Temple Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee.

‘Like a River Glorious’

I don’t even want to talk about the nooze we’ve heard so far this morning. This age is an age of monsters. Our fault, not God’s. We use our freedom to put ourselves in slavery.

Here’s something better: Like a River Glorious, sung by the Smucker family. Background sets by God the Creator.

‘Like a River Glorious’

This hymn from 1876, Like a River Glorious, brings to mind Psalm 46:4.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Here Nathan and Lyle provide chords if you want to play along with them.

Hymn, ‘Like a River Glorious’

Before I even glance at the news today–

God’s grace, Like a River Glorious, flows irresistibly. It has to: we sinners put so many obstacles in its way.

The classic hymn was written in 1876 by Frances Havergal. This simple, lovely version–just a piano and a choir–soothes my soul.