Tag Archives: Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

‘Soldiers of Christ, Arise’

All you need is Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts, and Charles Wesley, and you’ve got enough hymns to last a lifetime.

Soldiers of Christ Arise, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band in 18th century style–this may well be what the hymn sounded like when it was first sung in a worship service.


John Bunyan’s Hymn

I love this hymn and just have to post it now and then–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress. Performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s the kind of hymn that adds some spark to your bark!

Also known as He Who Would Valiant Be.


‘Light of the World’

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again, one of my favorite hymns–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. I need Christ’s light, this sabbath day.


‘I Know That My Redeemer Lives’

Job said it first; but then Charles Wesley said it, and now Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band sing it: I Know That My Redeemer Lives.

Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


‘How Firm a Foundation’

How Firm a Foundation was published in 1787. In our church we sung it to the tune of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” but I think we must have been the only ones to do that.

Performed here the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


Bonus Hymn, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

We’re about to go out doctoring, then I’ll have to buy the week’s groceries, and anyway there’s hardly anybody here today… and I felt a need for this hymn: To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan. Performed with, shall we say, conviction by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

I have no idea when I’ll be back.


‘Lord, in the Morning’

Here’s a hymn by Isaac Watts that I’d never heard before today–Lord, in the Morning, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

If you’re new here, as many of our readers are, please not that we take hymn requests–as many as we can get. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just let us know by leaving a comment anywhere on the blog.


‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name–and we’re going to need the power of that name: there is no other name by which we might be saved.


‘Light of the World’

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–it’s one of my favorites.

I’ll post your favorite hymns, too. All you’ve got to do is ask.


‘How Firm a Foundation’

This is a superb rendition, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, of How Firm a Foundation. In our old church it was sung to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful, but that seems to have been an unusual choice.


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