By Request, ‘Down by the Riverside’

Is this really a hymn? Well, surely its intent is spiritual. It echoes Isaiah 2:4 (“neither shall they learn war anymore”). And once upon a time, we used to sing it at Y Camp.

Requested by Ina, Down by the Riverside, performed by Louis Armstrong.

By Request, ‘Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat’

Can I call this a hymn? Well, why not?

Requested by Ina, Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat, sung by Louis Armstrong. It comes from Guys and Dolls, and not from any hymnal. But the message of the song is Biblical–so again, why not?

Rejoice in the Lord (‘When the Saints Go Marching In’)

Those last two nooze posts left me spiritually wounded. And then, I don’t know how, I was seized by a desire to hear this: When the Saints Go Marching In, featuring the unforgettable Louis Armstrong.

It reminded me that there are saints out there, and plenty of them, and an all-mighty, all-loving, all-righteous God whose word will not return to Him void.

As Abram came to realize, the Judge of all the earth will do right. And all His saints will rejoice in Him.

By Request, ‘Go Down, Moses’

We used to sing this at Y camp, of all places.

Requested by Thewhiterabbit, Go Down, Moses–and who better to sing it than Louis Armstrong?

Hello, out there! If you’d like to share a hymn, just let us know.

By Request, ‘Go Down, Moses’

Would you believe it? We used to sing this song at Y Camp. Not allowed anymore, of course. They have to protect us from the Bible.

Requested by Phoebe: Go Down, Moses, sung by the immortal Louis Armstrong.

By Special Request, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

Who said worship music can’t be fun? (Hint: It wasn’t Louis Armstrong.)

By special request by Phoebe: When the Saints Go Marching In, by Louis Armstrong. The music captures what will certainly be a joyous occasion.

P.S.–Does anybody know that band? I couldn’t find their name on YouTube.

By Request, ‘Go Down, Moses’

Phoebe asked for this classic spiritual, and we’re happy to oblige. Gee, I remember singing this at Y Camp sing-along–Go Down, Moses. “Down to Egypt-land… Tell old Pharaoh, Let my people go.” I think this rendition by Louis Armstrong is the most popular one. (Sorry–couldn’t find one with more verses.)

Hey, everybody–time to fill the hymn-cart again!

By Request, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

I hope none of you get mad at me for posting this as a Sunday morning hymn. We’ve all heard it in a secular context so many times–from high school football halftime shows to New Year’s Eve at the Elks Club–that we forget it’s a hymn.

But it is. We are commanded to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Well, this fills the bill.

As for my selection–well, I went right to Louis Armstrong. The hymn is a classic and so was he.