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By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

Requested by Erlene: here’s a rousing rendition of a beloved old hymn, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, by the choir and congregation of the Church of God. Turn up the volume and sing along–make a joyful noise unto the Lord.


‘Christ for the World We Sing’

This hymn has been on my mind lately, so I thought I’d better post it–Christ for the World We Sing, here performed by the Sanctuary Choir at First United Methodist Downtown, in Houston, Texas.

Hey out there–if you’ve got a favorite hymn you’d like to share, there’s no time like the present to make a hymn request. Just leave a comment anywhere and we’ll do the rest.


By Request, ‘I Know Whom I Have Believed’

And we have a hymn request from Erlene–I Know Whom I Have Believed, sung by Marshall Hall, with lyrics inspired by the Scriptures: 2 Timothy 1:2, to be exact. You could look it up!


‘Rock of Ages’

I always think of this as the 19th century hymn; but actually it was written in 1763 by Augustus Toplady: Rock of Ages, performed here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

If you’re new here, and you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just let us know and we’ll do the rest.


By Request, ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

Here’s another blessing a lot of us could use today–a glorious, beautiful hymn, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, performed by the Libera Boys Choir with Fiona Pears, Robert Prizeman, Ian Tilley, and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Requested by Joshua–and thanks, Joshua, for that!


By Request, ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I love this hymn, and I’m so glad Erlene requested it–Bringing in the Sheaves, sung by the unforgettable Tennessee Ernie Ford. Patty heard me playing it and did a little dance: first time she’d done that in a while.

Her ear has begun to fill with fluid again,  but the doctor said not to worry about that: now that he’s made the hole, it’ll drain out. Eventually it will all drain out. Meanwhile, she’s happy she can talk on the phone while holding it to her left ear–couldn’t do that while the ear wasn’t working.

I went to the supermarket after that, it’s only 84 degrees today but it feels hotter than that, and then had a cigar and wrote another chapter of The Wind From Heaven. For some reason I now feel exceedingly tired.

Thank you all for your prayers, and please keep them coming. We need ’em.


‘The Lily of the Valley’

Here’s another traditional hymn I’ve never heard before–The Lily of the Valley, sung by Burl Ives.

If you’re new here, we like to start every blogging day with a hymn. So if there’s a hymn you’d like to share, just let us know.


By Request, ‘Man of Sorrows’

Susan wanted to share this with us from her Facebook page–Joni Eareckson Tada leading 5,000 people in singing Man of Sorrows. I didn’t think I’d be able to get this to appear as video–but as you can see, here it is!

I try to fulfill every hymn request my readers send to me, so don’t be shy. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just let us know.


By Request, ‘Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior’

Requested by Erlene, a Fanny Crosby hymn: Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior, sung by the Joslin Grove Choral Society.

If we posted every single day a hymn written by Fanny Crosby, a different hymn each day… it would still take some 20 years to post them all!


By Request, ‘He Is Exalted’

Here’s a hymn request from Joshua–He Is Exalted, by GLAD. Wow, that photo of the waves breaking against the distant harbor: God’s handiwork is truly awesome.


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