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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This was the first hymn that popped into my head today; and this performance of it by the Mennonite Hour Singers, plus the gorgeous backdrops provided by our Creator–well, let’s just say I had a hard time swallowing my tea. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee–turn up the volume. Sing along, if you can swallow.
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, music by Beethoven (9th Symphony), sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers, background sets by God, Creator of heaven and earth: yeah, uh-huh, it’s all here by merest accident.
Listen. Look. Love.
This was one of my mother’s favorite hymns. I can still hear her humming it as she did the ironing. I Need Thee Every Hour–how true that is!
Performed by the Mennonite Hour Singers.
This hymn has been around since 1828, and yet I never heard of it until this morning, when Susan suggested it. I discover a lot of people love this hymn, which is also known as The Mercy Seat. This a cappella performance is by the Mennonite Hour Singers.