‘The Love of God’

I’d never heard this beautiful hymn before, but there it was on the list of Your Favorite Hymns. The Love of God, sung in gorgeous harmony by the Mennonite Hour Singers: and background sets by God the Father.

If you have favorite hymns you’d like to share, just drop us a line.

Bonus Hymn, ‘We Rest on Thee’

I have to welcome a new reader, Swee Eng, with an apology–sorry, but I can’t find the hymn you requested, although my wife and I looked all over Youtube for it. It’s very hard to find a hymn when we’re not given the title. Usually the first line will do the trick, but not this time. If you can give us the title, we’ll try again.

Meanwhile, here’s one it turned out not to be–We Rest on Thee, sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers with beautiful background sets by God the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And of course you can always request another one.

‘The Love of God’

I have a nice long list, now, of your favorite hymns, and I’m going to post them all in the order in which I received them. And the list can be added to, so don’t think you missed your chance.

Requested by Lydia (I think): The Love of God, by the Mennonite Hour Singers. Gorgeous background sets by God the Father.

‘Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee!’ (I’m Back?)

I have to go to the eye doctor this morning, but first a hymn–Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee: music by Beethoven, sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers, background sets by God the Father.

And Patty has been using this machine for two hours already and says it hasn’t conked out once–so let’s pray the bad stuff’s all over and we can start rebuilding our blog.

I’ll try some longer posts when I get back.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee’

I heard this, faintly, as I was posting something else; and then nothing would do but to hear it clearly: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee. Music by Beethoven, sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers–and sets by God the Father. The combination never fails to bring me close to tears of joy.

Our God is an awesome God, and the wicked shall not conquer.

‘All the Way My Savior Leads Me’

If we posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn every day, all year, it would take us over 20 years to post them all!

By Fanny Crosby in 1875, All the Way My Savior Leads Me. Sung a capella by the Mennonite Hour Singers.

By Request, ‘It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’

One of my earliest memories: sitting on my Uncle Bernie’s lap while he reads to me out of a Christmas book; and this is playing in the background–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. That’s a very nice thing to remember.

Requested by TheWhiteRabbit. Sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

‘Good Christian Men, Rejoice’

This is another ancient carol that I really love–Good Christian Men, Rejoice, from the 14th century: sung here by the Mennonite Hour Singers.

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to win my own carol contest. I just wanted to share this hymn!

‘I Need Thee Every Hour’

I love the 19th-century hymns–especially the ones my mother or my aunts used to sing as they went about their housework. I Need Thee Every Hour first appeared in 1872. Sung here by the Mennonite Hour Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’

I never heard this hymn before, His Eye is on the Sparrow. It comforts me to know God cares for sparrows; surely He cares for us. Sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers. Background sets by God the Father, who made the heavens and the earth.