By Request: Andre Rieu, ‘Nearer My God to Thee’

I’m happy to honor a hymn request from a new reader, Carla, who asked for anything by Andre Rieu. I usually post him around Christmas-time: my aunts always had him on TV.

So here he is with his orchestra, and Nearer My God to Thee–and this rendition of the hymn will move you.

One More Hymn, by Request: ‘Praise to the Lord’

This hymn always stirs my soul, and we have to thank Joshua for requesting it–Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, sung here by Daniel Craig.

Gee, I’m starting to feel like a Christian disc jockey. But hymns are ammunition that the Lord has given us, to sling at the devil–and He has made sure that we’ll never run out of it. So keep on slinging!

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.

‘There is Power in the Blood’

I love what one of the YouTube commenters said about this hymn: “I want to be so full of Jesus, that when a mosquito bites me, he flies away humming ‘There Is a Power in the Blood’.”

This rendition by Alan Jackson is a bit more lively than some others. I hope you like it.