Tag Archives: Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

‘Light of the World’

Please don’t mind that I’ve posted this hymn for the umpteenth time–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is the hymn that was in my mind this morning. It went with me on my bike ride, and I was glad of its company.


‘Love Divine’

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling…” by Charles Wesley, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–hey, really listen to the lyrics. You’ll be glad you did.


‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

This is probably as close as we can come to hearing how this hymn sounded in the 18th century, when Charles Wesley wrote it–O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Sounded pretty fine, didn’t it?


‘O Worship the King’

I’m feeling kind of wrung out today, but I love this hymn, O Worship the King, and this performance of it by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. You can make out the lyrics, for one thing. This was the first hymn I learned to play on my harmonica. I am glad to keep it in my heart.


By Popular Demand, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

These past few days, a lot of visitors to this blog have been looking for John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Well, this is one of my all-time favorites, so I don’t need to have my arm twisted, to post it again.

Remember, we’re always ready to take your hymn requests–so don’t be shy, speak up (well, “Leave a Reply”)…


‘Light of the World’–Plus Prayer Request for Me

You’ll pardon me for indulging in one of my very favorite hymns–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. My path needs some light right now, and I don’t mean maybe.

Please pray for me! Again, I’m not free to give details, but I have more than one family member in grave danger, health-wise, and my livelihood suddenly seems to be on thin ice. And that’s all I want even to mention. Plenty to keep me wide-awake all night.

Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. O Son of God have mercy on me, and help me.


‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today’ (the Old-Fashioned Sound!)

I’ve been saving this one all week, just for today–Christ the Lord is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley: performed in true 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Worth waiting for, I say!


John Bunyan’s Hymn

This is the only hymn known for sure to have been by John Bunyan, famous for Pilgrim’s Progress. It reminds us that the pilgrim’s way is hard, but that we have a Helper who can never fail. To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan: and this is my favorite rendition of it, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


Encore, ‘O Worship the King’

I love this hymn, the first hymn I ever learned to play on my harmonica. It can be traced back to the 1500’s, and the melody as we know it first appeared in 1708. This rendition, in 18th-century style, is by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band: O Worship the King.

I know I tend to repeat myself in my selection of hymns; so if there’s a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let us know.


My Own Hymn Request (‘Light of the World’)

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again, this morning: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is the hymn I want to take with me into oral surgery. I’m not good at having bits of myself cut out. I know, I know–after it’s all over, it won’t seem like such a big deal. But just now, I find the whole idea extremely daunting. Please, Lord, give me strength: in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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