Lest we grow downhearted, surveying our scarred and cratered cultural landscape, we have this timely hymn request from Susan–A Mighty Fortress Is Our God by Martin Luther, interpreted by Matt Boswell.
Whatever happens, we have got
The Spirit of God–and they have not.
Suggested by Susan: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery, by Matt Boswell. I’m sure this song will find its way into more than a few hymnals, if it hasn’t already. Listen. Feel. Give thanks.
Matt Boswell, singing O Church of Christ Invincible–Susan and I thought it would be a good way to start the day. It would be a good lesson for me to get through my thick skull: invincibility has seemed hard to come by, lately. But as St. Paul said, we really are invincible: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8: 31)
Let’s remind ourselves from time to time that not everyone and everything is under the Shadow. For instance, the young people in this choir at Boyce College, which is still a Christian college.
Requested by Susan: Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor, sung by Matt Boswell with the Boyce College Choir.
The anchor as a symbol for Our Lord Jesus Christ goes back to the very earliest Christian art. You can find it scratched into the walls of the catacombs.
Susan asked for this one: Matt Boswell and the Boyce College Choir, His Mercy Is More. I’m pretty sure this is a brand-new worship song, but it has a wonderful 19th-century feel to it, don’t you think?