Tag Archives: Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

‘O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

Spirited, lively, joyful (everything I’m not, this morning: had a bad night): Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, with an old-fashioned rendition of Charles Wesley’s classic hymn, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing. Like a wise lady once said, when things are looking bad… sing louder.


By Request, ‘Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today’ (Superb!)

Requested by Joshua–and I don’t know about you, but it was just what I needed, just now–Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Three cheers!


‘And Can It Be’

A hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–And Can It Be. I do love those 18th-century hymns.


‘How Firm a Foundation’

How Firm a Foundation is one of my favorite hymns; and the way it’s performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band is probably very close to the way it sounded when it was first sung in the 18th century.


‘O Worship the King’

Robert Grant wrote this hymn, inspired by Psalm 104, in 1833. It was the first hymn I learned to play on my harmonica.

O Worship the King, sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


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

I haven’t posted this in a while, have I? To Be a Pilgrim, sung lustily and with good spirit by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–I found myself singing it yesterday, as I drove to the White Castle. But I’m sure you would rather hear Maddy Prior.


‘Light of the World’

I post this hymn so often because it’s one of my favorites–and I’ll post your favorites, too: all you have to do is ask. Some of you have been here for years and years and never requested a hymn.

Light of the World, by Charles Wesley; performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


By Request, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Requested by Joshua, one of my very favorite hymns, To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan: and belted out but good by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. The hymn may be better known as He Who Would Valiant Be, with slightly different lyrics; but we have it here as John Bunyan wrote it.


‘Light of the World’

This world does get awfully dark sometimes, but there is one light the darkness can’t put out–the light that is Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Don’t mind me, I love this hymn and can’t help posting it from time to time: by Charles Wesley, Light of the World, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown’

You can’t go wrong starting your day with a hymn. Charles Wesley wrote some 6,000 of them, including this one–Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown. Performed in 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


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