‘Light of the World’

No hymn requests, no hymn contest entries, this morning; so I’ll go with one of my favorites and hope for the best. The best has been making itself kind of scarce around here lately.

Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–well, you can’t beat that, can you?

By Request, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’ (‘He Who Would Valiant Be’)

This is one of my all-time favorite hymns, and Heidi didn’t have to ask twice for me to post it. The only problem lay in choosing which version of it to post.

To Be a Pilgrim, also known and loved as He Who Would Valiant Be, rests on the original lyrics written by John Bunyan in 1684. I love this version by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

Can we do better than to start the day with a hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band? O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing–sung the old-fashioned way.

The hymn shop is open to all hymn requests today–so don’t be shy!

‘How Firm a Foundation’

Let’s start this blogging day with an old-fashioned hymn–How Firm a Foundation, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is probably what the hymn sounded like when it was new.

We are open all day and all night for hymn requests.

Maddy Prior, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Yes, I know I post this a lot, you can even say “all the time”–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. But sometimes our pilgrimage is wearisome: and speaking for myself, I need a morale boost, big-time. I need this hymn this morning.

I pray it ministers to you, too.

‘Light of the World’

I can’t think of a hymn I love more than this one–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

It’s raining here again: no working on my book today. Maybe while I rest, a title will come to me. I have to wait for the Lord to give me one.

‘Christ the Lord Is Ris’n Today’ (Maddy Prior)

I don’t care if it’s not Easter anymore. Jesus Christ’s resurrection is the best news ever given to the human race, and it bears repeating.

So let’s have one of our favorite hymns: Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today! by Charles Wesley (1739), performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

Bonus Hymn: ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Two nights running I’ve heard this hymn, embedded in a TV show I happened to be watching. I take that as a sign that I ought to post it.

This is my favorite rendition of John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Belt it out there, Maddy! We need all the hymns we can get.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

And old-fashioned him, performed the old-fashioned way–O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Light of the World’

Let me start the blog day with one of my favorite hymns, Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

If you’re new here, I post hymns by request and the hymn shop is open all day. If you have a hymn you’d like to share, just let us know–leave a comment anywhere.