Tag Archives: Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

Bonus Hymn: ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’

I had this stored away for a dreary, foggy day when I’d need something upbeat. That time is now.

Angels from the Realms of Glory, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–with a really long “Glooooooria”!


By Request, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

Yes, we’re still doing Christmas carols here!

This one was requested by Phoebe–God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, performed in 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘Prayer Request: For Christmas 2017’ (2017)

If all goes well with this post–and it hasn’t so far: not by a long shot!–you’ll be reading it as Patty and I zip down the Garden State Parkway for Christmas dinner at my sister’s house.

https://wordpress.com/post/leeduigon.com/35554

We’ll probably be back before dark, because I don’t like to drive on the Parkway at night and the local traffic’s even worse–all the nimrods cruising around with their high-beams on, trying to blind you.

I hope some of you are able to visit here today, and enjoy a carol or two.

The carol which I am attempting to post above is Charles Wesley’s Light of the World, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s one of my favorite hymns, and I’m bumbling around with it today. Let’s just see if I can get it posted, shall we?


By Request, ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ (Traditional)

TheWhiteRabbit asked for a traditional version of this hymn, and this is about as traditional as it gets–The Holly and the Ivy, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘I Saw Three Ships’

Not much video to go with this–but just try and sit still: this hymn won’t let you do it. Another one of my favorite Christmas carols: I Saw Three Ships, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

How old is this carol. No one knows for sure. Old enough for the lyric to say, “sailing to Bethlehem.” You’d do better to get out and walk.


‘Light of the World’ (John 1)

This is the only true light for us sinners–Jesus Christ Our Savior, the only light that saves us and lights our way.

In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  –John 1:4-5

Light of the World, by Charles Wesley; sung by 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.


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