‘I Lift My Eyes’

Another awe-inspiring hymn video by Simon Khorolskiy, an adaptation of Psalm 122–I Lift My Eyes. It’s sung in Russian, but you can click “CC” for a translation.

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’

This is Psalm 23 set to music, and sung by the choir at Wells Cathedral.

Hey, now that they’ve crushed my search engine rank, I can post all the hymns I want. So the hymn shop’s open all day, every day, and we love to post your hymn requests.

By Request, ‘I Will Wait for You’

(I wonder how many people have actually been driven mad by having to work with computers. The other computer has now gone haywire, so I’m back to this one. Lord, give me strength.)

Requested by Susan, I Will Wait for You, an adaptation of Psalm 130 (“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord”)  by Keith and Kristyn Getty

‘As the Deer’ (Instrumental)

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after three, O God.”  —Psalm 42:1

A psalm set to music, violin played by Taryn Harbridge, fresh running water by God the Father: let’s let ourselves be soothed.

‘The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want’

Aided by a deft use of technology, John Campbell sings a four-part harmony to bring this hymn to life: The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want. It can’t possibly be as easy as it looks. But it’s a new way to glorify God.

 

By Request, ‘Oh, God, You Are My God’

Joshua wanted to know if it was OK for him to request hymns two days in a row. Well, of course it is! Y’know, some of you have been here at this blog for years and have never requested a hymn. The hymn shop’s always open, though. And we’ll never send you a bill.

So, requested by Joshua, here’s Fernando Ortega and Oh, God, You Are My God–after Psalm 63.

By Request, ‘Create in Me a Clean Heart’

Recognize this? It’s Psalm 51, set to music.

Requested by Erlene, some of the kids from Fountainview Academy on Moonstone Beach, California, singing Create in Me a Clean Heart–David’s psalm of repentance.

By Request, ‘Create in Me a Clean Heart’

This is Psalm 51 set to music–the Psalm David wrote when he realized how grievously he’d sinned in taking Bathsheba for his wife after arranging for her husband, Uriah, to be killed in battle. We all need to prayer this prayer: “Create in me a clean heart and a right spirit.”

Requested by Erlene, sung by girls from Fountainview Academy, and filmed on Moonstone Beach, California–Create in Me a Clean Heart.

By Request, ‘How Good It Is to Thank the Lord’

(All right, let’s see if I can get this one to appear tomorrow instead of today.)

Requested by Susan, How Good It Is to Thank the Lord is Psalm 92 set to music.

Between the “Still” and “Wait”

Poetry and photography by Denise Balog, on her blog. We are not alone.   –LD