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By Request, Big Mo, ‘The Funeral and Resurrection of Jesus’

Linda thought this would rouse our spirits: Big Mo, from his album, Remember Me, “The Funeral and Resurrection of Jesus.

Come on, now! Let’s see those Easter hymn requests. It’ll be here before you know it, so let’s get busy.

By Request, ‘Rescuer’

Linda thought this worship song might pump us up this morning: Rescuer (Good News) by the Irish band, Rend Collective. So here we go–are you ready for the good news of the gospel?

By Request, ‘What a Beautiful Name’

Susan asked for this one: What a Beautiful Name, by Hillsong Worship–with a couple thousand people joining in.

It’s a sublime thing to love the Lord. If you’ve never had that experience, ask for it; seek it; knock on His door.

By Request, ‘I Can Only Imagine’

Susan thought you’d enjoy this: I Can Only Imagine, by Mercy Me. It’s true, you know. What God has in store for us who love Him, eye has not seen, nor ear heard. Betcha anything even our imaginings fall short of the reality.

By Request, ‘I Am the God that Healeth Thee’

Requested by Erlene, I Am the God that Healeth Thee, by Don Moen: there aren’t many chapters in the Gospels in which Our Lord Jesus Christ isn’t healing someone. All healing comes from Him. Unbelievers think we’re crazy for believing this: but I think you’d be hard-put to find a physician who has never seen a healing that he never thought could happen.

By Request, ‘Your Grace and Mercy Brought Me Through’

Phoebe, you asked for a rousing version of this hymn, and this is it: Your Grace and Mercy Brought Me Through, sung by the Mississippi Mass Choir. The soloist is the late Frank Williams. I noticed this video has over 4 million views.

Your hymn request came along just in time. I haven’t written up any news today, yet. Maybe I’ll just let the hymn deliver Good News.

By Request, ‘Thy Strong Word’

Thy Strong Word, requested by “thewhiterabbit,” is a hymn about God as our Creator and our source of life and righteousness. It’s sung by “The Lutheran Warbler,” and I wish I could give her due credit, but I couldn’t find her name anywhere. Lots of Lutherans in my family.

By Request, ‘In Christ Alone’

Would you believe this beautiful hymn is controversial? It’s true: flatline churches don’t like that line, “The wrath of God was satisfied.” It’s a bit too grown-up for their sensibilities.

Requested by Linda, In Christ Alone–written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, rejected for the PCUSA hymnal for the sake of that one line, here performed by Getty and his wife, Krystyn.

By Request, ‘Up From the Grave He Arose’

Linda asked for this last night, but we decided to save it for this morning: Up From the Grave He Arose, sung by the Voice of Eden. It’s a Christian youth choir in southern India by Mt. St. Thomas–and can they sing! Turn up the volume on this one. Easter will be here before you know it.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

It’s a cold, grey, damp, and dreary-looking day today. But when I hear this hymn, I think of the outdoor chapel at Y Camp so many years ago, with a view of the rolling hills, fields, and woods of northern New Jersey, and the counselors’ choir robustly belting it out–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. A good memory! And a glorious hymn.

A lot of you are new here, so let me invite you to make hymn requests. We like to start every blogging day with a hymn, and I like to post your favorite hymns and worship songs. Just “Leave a Reply,” and we’ll do the rest.

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