Tag Archives: Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

Bonus Hymn, ‘O Worship the King’

At the risk of wearing out its welcome, I’m moved to present this hymn again–I want to hear it one more time before I don my hazmat suit and check out the nooze. O Worship the King reminds us what really matters: we live in a Creation owned, operated, maintained, and redeemed by the sovereign might and wisdom of a loving, righteous God.

Sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


+’Light of the World’

The only excuse I have for posting this hymn umpteen times is, I love it: Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed (18th century style) by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. I’m really sorry they took down the video that used to go with it.

The “+” in front of the title was a typographical error which I thought it better to let stand–as a cross.


Sanity Break: ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Yeah, I know, I’ve posted this hymn a dozen times before, and maybe more–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, performed with gusto by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. After the crazed cacophony I’ve had to write up as nooze today, I need something better. A lot better!

The word of the Lord shall stand forever. Amen!


‘Light of the World’

I can’t help posting this hymn again–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

If you’re new here, know ye that we take hymn requests, we’d like to do every day; so if you’ve got one that you’d like to share, just Leave a Comment anywhere on the blog and we’ll do the rest.


‘Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown’

Charles Wesley wrote some 6,000 hymns. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown is one of them. There may be another one on this video, too. If there is, consider it a bonus.

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, making the hymn sound like Wesley wrote it… over 250 years ago.


‘Soldiers of Christ, Arise’

Here’s another wonderful 18th century hymn by Charles Wesley–Soldiers of Christ, Arise–performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

If there’s anybody out there with a favorite hymn you’d like to share, we do requests. Just “Leave a Reply” anywhere, and we’ll do the rest.


Play it Again: ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

One of the commenters on youtube called this “the great hymn NOT heard in Protestant churches.” But you can hear it here–John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s one of my favorities, and I think the churches would be the better for hearing it more often.

 


‘The Angel Gabriel’

So what’s he doing, playing this carol two weeks after Christmas?

Just saying again: Christmas needs to work all year. We need for God’s Spirit to be on the job 24/7.

Hence The Angel Gabriel, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘O Worship the King’

This is the hymn that greeted me this morning, so this is the one I’ll post first–O Worship the King, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

But we are still taking requests for Christmas hymns, and if you’ve got any, I’m happy to post them.

In my own lifetime the world has never needed Christmas more than it needs it now.


‘Light of the World’

Lord, we need your light!

I like the title of this album by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band: “Sing Lustily and with Good Courage.” Or, as I once heard a wise woman say on the radio, “When things get dark, and you don’t know what to do–sing louder!”

Light of the World, by Charles Wesley: for the true Light, that lighteth everyone that cometh into the world.


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