‘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.

‘To Be a Pilgrim’

With no hymn requests coming in yesterday, I fall back on one of my favorite hymns to start today–John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Yes, I’ve posted it more than a few times before–but who’s counting?

Bonus Hymn: ‘Come O Thou Traveler Unknown’

I’m having a really hard time getting untracked this morning: just worn out, I guess. Perhaps a hymn will freshen me…

Come O Thou Traveler Unknown, written by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, is about Jacob wrestling with the Angel of the Lord and winning a perpetual blessing by it.

I’m not sure what I’m wrestling with.

‘And Can It Be?’

Let’s start the day with a Charles Wesley hymn–And Can It Be?, sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We take hymn requests, everybody.

‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’

I don’t think we posted this carol, this Christmas. Well, there are so many of them, it’s not hard to miss one.

Without further ado–Angels from the Realms of Glory, an exceedingly lively version from Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

Encore, ‘The Sussex Carol’

Well, no one has requested any hymns this morning, though we should still be in the mood for Christmas carols; so I thought I’d like to encore one of my favorites–The Sussex Carol, first published in the 17th century for surely older than that, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

We’re not really done with carols, are we? Christmas 2021 is a very long way away…

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ (Maddy Prior)

It’s way too early to put away our Christmas cheer! Yes, the wicked stole our country out from under us, and it’ll be hell to pay to get it back–but we will not be able to do that without God’s help. May Our Lord fight for us!

Meanwhile, it’s still Christmas around here. And this is Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, with an old-fashioned rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

‘End of Year Holiday?’ For Shame!

(Special thanks to Phoebe for requesting this carol just as I was about to write this post–she must have read my mind: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.)

Leftids have been trying to get rid of Christmas for years; and this year, their friend the COVID virus might provide them with the means to do it.

First, we’ve just been told there will be no Santa Claus at Macy’s in New York–for the first time in 159 years (https://deadline.com/2020/10/macys-no-santa-claus-at-stores-this-year-1234602271/).

Yesterday we learned a new word: “whisper-singing.” They’ll let you sing Christmas carols–but only if you keep your face mask on, and sing in a whisper.

And we learned a new term, too. Now liberals are speaking of Christmas not as Christmas, but as a super-generic “End of Year Holiday.”

Are we seeing a pattern here?

Well, it’s up to us whether we take this lying down. The alternative is to celebrate Christmas with all our hearts and dare the villains to arrest us–for having Christmas!

As I once heard a wise woman say on Christian radio: when things look bad.,.. sing louder!

Encore: ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

I felt a special need for this particular hymn today. We’re living in tough and screwy times. But so did John Bunyan: and he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress, and this hymn, to help himself and us to get through them.

So here it is–To Be a Pilgrim, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. And as a wise Christian lady once said: When times are tough, sing louder!

‘To Be a Pilgrim’

I’m so glad one of you included this in “Favorite Hymns”–John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, played and sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

There’s always room on the list; so if you have a favorite hymn you’d like to have posted here, just let us know.