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‘How Firm a Foundation’ (Norton Hall Band)

If there’s a hymn with more inspiring lyrics than How Firm a Foundation, I don’t know what it is. This performance is by the Norton Hall Band, at Southern Seminary. Relax and get into it.

Hello to new viewers out there! We like to start every day around here with a hymn, and we love to take your hymn requests. Just “Leave a Comment,” stating whatever hymn you’d like to see posted here, and we’ll do the rest.

‘Sing to Me of Heaven’

I had never heard this lovely hymn until today: Sing to Me of Heaven, here sung a capella by the Hope Singers. Background sets by God the Father.

For those of you who are new here, we take hymn requests: so if there’s a favorite hymn you’d like us to post, just say the word and we’ll do the rest.

By Request, ‘Creation Song’

God’s handiwork reveals its maker. Fernando Ortega celebrates God’s handiwork in Creation Song, requested by Joshua.

I love being able to look out my window and see the golden leaves on all the trees, and the bright red head of the woodpecker as he hops up and down the trunk. It tells me, “God is nigh.”

I am sure there will be no leaf-blowers in Heaven.

By Request, ‘At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing’

Requested by Susan, At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing, sung by the congregation and choir at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York City. This one goes all the way back to the 6th or 7th century, translated into English in the 1840s.

Now, if I do this right, I’m posting this Monday morning and you’re seeing it on Wednesday while we try again to find the doctor’s office…

By Request, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

Requested by Erlene: Alan Jackson singing Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. Mellow and sweet. Thanks, Erlene.

By Request, ‘How Good It Is to Thank the Lord’

(All right, let’s see if I can get this one to appear tomorrow instead of today.)

Requested by Susan, How Good It Is to Thank the Lord is Psalm 92 set to music.

Bonus Hymn, By Request: ‘Because He Lives’


Joshua requested this one, Because He Lives, played on the pan pipes by David Doring. Unlike Johnno the Merry Minstrel in Oy, Rodney, Mr. Doring can’t sing and play the pan pipes at the same time. So let me see if I can find the lyrics for you. Ah, here they are:


(Lyrics by Bill Gaither)

By Request, ‘Faith Unlocks the Door’

Requested by Erlene, Carroll Roberson sings Faith Unlocks the Door. “Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.” I think in this evil age we all have to pray harder–and may God strengthen our faith.

By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

Requested by Joshua, Be Thou My Vision, performed by Anthony Way–this ancient Irish hymn was composed in the 700s and is still going strong today. I think it might be the most frequently requested hymn on this blog.

By Request, ‘I Believe in Christmas’

Requested by Erlene, I Believe in Christmas–and look, now, the Christmas Carol Contest doesn’t officially start until the day after Thanksgiving, but I just can’t say no to a hymn request.

Don’t forget there’s a comment contest going on just now: shooting for 35,000, and as of this moment, just over 1,000 left to go. I wonder if we can wrap that up by Halloween.

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