Tag Archives: reader requests

By Request, ‘He’s Still God’

Requested by Erlene, He’s Still God, by Carroll Roberson.

I’m sometimes asked when I take requests and post hymns on this blog.

Check out the nooze. Do you really need to ask?

‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’

Enjoy the photos of English cathedrals as you listen to the hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, sung by the Choir of the Abbey School in Tewksbury.

If you’re new here, we take hymn requests. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just leave a comment anywhere on the blog and we’ll do the rest.

By Request, ‘Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus’

Requested by Joshua, Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus, sung by the FBC Paden Choir. This hymn, written by Eliza Hewitt in 1898, is also known as When We All Get to Heaven. We love those classic 19th-century hymns!

By Request, ‘Ten Thousand Reasons’

Susan asked for this one, too, another clip from the Sing! Conference–Matt Redman, and Ten Thousand Reasons. Ten thousand reasons to bless the Lord, O my soul…

By Request, ‘Blessings’

Requested by Susan, introduced by Joni Eareckson Tada, and performed by Laura Story: Blessings.

Joni was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident as a teenager in 1967, and has served the Lord in her ministry for decades.

By Request, ‘Living Water’

One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is John 4, in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well (“and he told me all things that ever I did!”) and tells her of the living water she can get from Him. This song is about that incident.

Requested by Erlene, Living Water by Carroll Roberson from his new album, Unchanging Love.

By Request, ‘The Redeemed of the Lord Shall Return’

Requested by Erlene (see how easy it is, everybody? all you’ve gotta do is ask), The Redeemed of the Lord Shall Return, performed by Maranatha Music. This is actually Scripture set to music–Isaiah 35:10 and 51:11.

By Request, ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Joshua requested this much-needed break from stupid and unedifying nooze–Faith of Our Fathers, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their visit to Italy. This was one of the first grown-ups’ hymns they taught us in our Sunday school, way back when.

‘O Thou Who Camest from Above’

A little high church to start the day–O Thou Who Camest from Above, sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir.

If you’re new here–I take hymn requests, the hymn shop’s open to all, all the time. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just say so in a comment anywhere on the blog.

Are They Real Sharks?


A reader wishes to know if this picture of sharks swimming around the flooded lobby of this building is on the level.

The short answer is–oh, c’mon! Of course not. It’s a moderately famous fake.

But the long answer is much more interesting.

In the summer of 2008, Eegah Bros. Department Store in Bosh Beach, NJ, faced imminent bankruptcy. The store managers needed a gimmick to bring in customers. They had just endured a month of July that saw them have no customers at all.

The solution was to flood the ground floor of the store, move all the goods to the second floor, and stock the water with colorful and exciting fish. Naturally, the novelty of it all attracted crowds.

Imagine the brothers’ horror when customers started getting picked off by sharks. Somehow several man-eating bull sharks got in with the nice parrotfish and sea horses and before anyone knew it, they’d devoured 18 shoppers. Another seven were to be attacked and eaten before an alert customer snapped this picture from higher up on the escalator. The management had no alternative but to close down the store and call in a certain Captain Quint to remove the sharks.

There is not the slightest evidence that this long answer is in any way true.

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