We have one more hymn request today, and I think posting it now will do us all some good: Just Go By, sung by Carroll Roberson, requested by Erlene.
You just can’t count on princes, leaders, really smart people: “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils,” said Isaiah.
But we can count on the finished work of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
“TheWhiteRabbit” thought we might enjoy this hymn, which they sang at his church this Sunday: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name. This one goes all the way back to the 4th century, when it was sung in Latin as Te Deum. German lyrics came only in the 1700s, and English later, so now it’s sung in churches the world over.
I can’t think of any older hymns than this, still being sung. Can you?
We have this request from Joshua, Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb, by Willie Nelson.
Somehow I always associated this hymn with the Salvation Army. Actually, it was written in 1878 by Elisha Hoffman–who also wrote Leaning on the Everlasting Arms… not to mention another 2,000 or so.
I was going to do some news today, but never mind, it’ll keep. Still thundering, cats under the bed, rain coming down… but the Lord is on His throne.
Linda requested this one: Oh, Lord, You’re Beautiful, by the late Keith Green. We lost him in a plane crash: but by the loving and almighty providence of God, he’ll sing again someday–if he isn’t already singing somewhere in Christ’s Kingdom.
It’s a dark and stormy morning here today. Let’s have some Light: Jesus Christ Our Lord, “the true light, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9); the light that this world’s darkness can’t put out (v. 5).
Yes, I know I post this hymn pretty often–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
But we take hymn requests, too, so if you’ve got one, let us know.
Requested by Joshua: Angels Long to Look into These Things, by Acappella. Taken from the Scriptures, 1 Peter 1:12. “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”
Susan asked for this one: James Ward’s version of Rock of Ages–same lyrics, different music.
For those of you who are new to this blog, we take hymn requests. If you’d like to make one, just “Leave a Reply” on any post and we’ll do the rest.
Requested by “TheWhiteRabbit,” Oh Happy Day, sung by the Northern California Youth Choir directed by Edwin Hawkins–from his 1968 record album. Revel in the harmony. Revel even more in the message.
Erlene requested this one: Come Holy Spirit, Fall Afresh on Me, by Terry Clark.
Hey, if you’re new to this blog–and I gather a lot of you are–we take hymn requests every day, and anyone can make one. Just “Leave a Reply” on any blog post, requesting a hymn or worship song, and we’ll do the rest: all are welcome.
The man who wrote this hymn first lost all his property, then lost his children in a disaster at sea. That he could write a hymn, after all that, testifies to the miraculous power of God.
Linda requested this: It Is Well with My Soul, performed by the Crown College Choir.