Tag Archives: Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

(For Openers) The Sussex Carol

No Christmas hymns submitted for the contest this morning–where did everybody go? So let me see if I can start the ball rolling with this, one of my favorites: The Sussex Carol, performed by Maddy Priot and the Carnival Band, the old-fashioned way. Is that somebody playing a sackbut in the background? Wow!


By Request, ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’

 

Heidi asked for this one, the first request this morning: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I opted for this by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–there’s something about their 18th-century sound that goes just right with this hymn.


‘To Be a Pilgrim’ (My Request)

To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–I hope nobody minds me posting this again: my spirit needs some pumping up this morning.

The road is hard.

Keep going.


‘Light of the World’

O Jesus Christ Our Lord, it’s dark down here! Way dark! Be thou our light, O Son of God. You are the light the darkness can’t put out, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

This thought came to me yesterday: We live by God’s word or not at all.

Hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘O Thou Who Camest From Above’

Charles Wesley wrote this hymn in 1762–O Thou Who Camest from Above, performed here by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band… the old-fashioned way.

How did the builders of so many English churches get their churches to look like they grew on the spot as living things? Too many of the new churches look like somebody just accidentally dropped them there.


‘Jesus, Lover of My Soul’

It’s said Charles Wesley wrote Jesus, Lover of My Soul while hiding from thugs who meant to attack him: this happened on a visit to Ireland.

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


A Favorite Hymn, ‘Light of the World’

If you’ve been here a while, you know I’m crazy for this hymn–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. I was whistling it as I rode my bike this morning.

Jesus Christ, “the true light, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9)–the only light, I dare say, by which we truly see.


‘O Worship the King’

I love this hymn, O Worship the King, maybe because it’s the first one I learned to play on the harmonica. And I love this performance of it by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Yes, I know I’ve posted it before. And if there’s a favorite hymn of yours that I’ve posted before, and you’d like to see again, all you gotta do is ask.


John Bunyan’s Hymn (‘To Be a Pilgrim’)

If you’ve been following this flog for a while, you know that this is one of my favorite hymns–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

As I plod through the obstacles thrown up against me by this day–don’t ask!–it put me in mind of this hymn. Keep on plodding, fellow pilgrims.


‘Light of the World’ (We Need You!)

It’s a dark and stormy morning here today. Let’s have some Light: Jesus Christ Our Lord, “the true light, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9); the light that this world’s darkness can’t put out (v. 5).

Yes, I know I post this hymn pretty often–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

But we take hymn requests, too, so if you’ve got one, let us know.


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