Erlene requested this one, The King Is Coming. I opted for this version by the Heritage Singers because the introductory photo caught my eye.
In my regular daily Bible reading, I happen to be in Daniel and Revelation right now, so the hymn has an added zing for me.
So your boat is hitched to your car, and you want to launch it via the boat ramp. If you’ve never done it before, do you A) simply use common sense, turn, and back your boat down the ramp because it’s the obvious thing to do, B) watch how everybody else does it, and do it that way, or C) just drive right into the water, car first, and drown your engine?
In one of the first videos we ever saw on our computer, years ago, some poor jidrool chose option C. There are, today, countless videos on youtube of boat launch fails. But this was the only one I ever saw of somebody driving right down the ramp and into the water, car first. It is unique.
And I’ve always wanted to post it here, for your edification, but I just can’t find it!
Perhaps someone out there can provide us with this classic video.
Linda requested this hymn, Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty, by the Maranatha Singers. I want to go back outside now and work some more on my book, and there’s nothing like a hymn to wash the collidge nooze out of my head. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Dave isn’t the first to ask for this beloved hymn, and he won’t be the last: Holy, Holy, Holy. I hope you like this a capella rendition by the Altar of Praise Men’s Chorale–no musical instrument here but human voices… making a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Erlene thought we’d enjoy this hymn, It’s Beginning to Rain. It puts me in mind of Joel 2:28-29.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
This one’s from Susan: Peace in Christ, sung by 5-year-old Claire Ryanna Crosby and her father, Dave. Five years old!
It’s not often I get two hymn requests on the same day. As you can see, I’ve posted them both. So, if you’re new to this audience and you’d like us to post a favorite hymn or worship song, don’t be bashful, just “Leave a Reply” and leave the posting to us.
I don’t know if this is the Hosanna Erlene wanted me to post–there are an awful lot of them on youtube–but it’s a nice one, sung beautifully by half of the Laudate Mennoite Ensemble. (The rest of the Ensemble was performing somewhere else.) What they can do with their voices alone, without any help from musical instruments–a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Requested by Erlene: Blessed Are Those Who’ve Never Seen, sung by Carroll Roberson.
Thomas, because thou has seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. –John 20:29
These past few days, a lot of visitors to this blog have been looking for John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Well, this is one of my all-time favorites, so I don’t need to have my arm twisted, to post it again.
Remember, we’re always ready to take your hymn requests–so don’t be shy, speak up (well, “Leave a Reply”)…
Suggested by Susan: The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear (1912) is taken from verses 27-31 or Psalm 22. Sung by the congregation at the URC Synod, 2012.
For those who are new to this blog, we do take hymn requests, and the more, the merrier. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like posted here, just “Leave a Reply” and we’ll do the rest.