‘Faith Unlocks the Door’

And here’s one from the cart, Your Favorite Hymns–Faith Unlocks the Door, sung by the Old Friends Quartet. That last single note is really something.

‘For All the Saints’

I’d never heard this one before; but that’s why it’s “Your Favorite Hymns” and not just mine: in this case, one of Phoebe’s. For All the Saints, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy–and how they got all those musicians onto that raft without anybody falling in, well, that’s something to ponder.

‘Leaving All to Follow Jesus’

Requested by SlimJim, I chose this unusual rendition of the hymn, Leaving All to Follow Jesus–unusual in that it’s such an old recording, maybe from as long as 90 years ago. It’s from an album called “Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be.”

Now we’ve just about emptied the Your Favorite Hymns cart, and some of you have never requested a hymn. Well, you don’t have to, of course–but why not? Help refill the cart.

‘Here We Are’

Your Favorite Hymns continues with Here We Are, by Dallas Holm. I couldn’t resist the background sets, God’s handiwork.

The hymn-cart needs filling again; so if there’s a hymn or two, or half a dozen of them, that you’d like to share here, just let us know by leaving a comment anywhere. I read them all.

‘I Then Shall Live’

The music Sibelius wrote for Finlandia has served for several hymns, including this one–I Then Shall Live, sung by the Faither Vocal Band, flavored with photos of God’s handiwork. Looking at these, it’s no wonder that when God surveyed His finished creation, He pronounced it very good.

‘Day by Day’

Written in 1865, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir, Day by Day is illuminated by these gorgeous photos of God the Father’s handiwork.

And it’s time to load the cart with Your Favorite Hymns again! We’d love to get some hymn requests from readers who haven’t made any before.

‘I Know Whom I Have Believed’

Your Favorite Hymns continues with this 19the century classic, I Know Whom I Have Believed, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.

It’s getting to be time to fill up the hymn cart again. So if you’ve got a favorite hymn or two, or half a dozen favorite hymns, that you’d like to share here, please just let us know.

‘Leaning on the Everylasting Arms’

I’m happy someone asked for this–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. This is the Gordon Quartet–no musical instruments but their own voices, just sitting in a living room. Remarkable.

The first time I ever heard this hymn was in Night of the Hunter, sung by Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum.

By Special Request, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

Who said worship music can’t be fun? (Hint: It wasn’t Louis Armstrong.)

By special request by Phoebe: When the Saints Go Marching In, by Louis Armstrong. The music captures what will certainly be a joyous occasion.

P.S.–Does anybody know that band? I couldn’t find their name on YouTube.

By Request, ‘Go Down, Moses’

Phoebe asked for this classic spiritual, and we’re happy to oblige. Gee, I remember singing this at Y Camp sing-along–Go Down, Moses. “Down to Egypt-land… Tell old Pharaoh, Let my people go.” I think this rendition by Louis Armstrong is the most popular one. (Sorry–couldn’t find one with more verses.)

Hey, everybody–time to fill the hymn-cart again!