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‘Fairest Lord Jesus’ (Children’s Choir)

This is the children’s choir at Truro Cathedral, in Cornwall; and this is hope. Our hope is in the Lord. Fairest Lord Jesus is an ancient hymn, but, as you can see, still full of life.

If you’re new to this blog, we like to start every day with a hymn or worship song, and we take requests. So if you have a favorite hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let me know.

By Request, ‘Give Me That Old Time Religion’

My friend Cormier, up in Canada, asked for this one: Give Me That Old Time Religion. I found it in this clip from Sergeant York, with Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan.

For newcomers to this blog, we like to start each day with a hymn or worship song; so if there’s one you’d like to see posted here, just let me know.

‘I Know Who Holds Tomorrow’

Erlene suggested this song for today, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, sung by Carroll Roberson. The realization that God holds tomorrow in His hands–that no sparrow falls without the Father–is a comfort.

When you read the next post, you’ll see why we need it.

Encore, By Request: ‘Revive Us Again’

Susan asked for this yesterday, and at the time I said, “Gee, I’m sure I posted that one just a little while ago…” But what was I thinking? This is Revive Us Again–and I don’t know about you, but I can always use some reviving! There is so much to weary our souls, and only Jesus can refresh them.

Nathan on auto harp, Lyle on guitar–this is my favorite rendition of the hymn. Even the deer around here like it, when I whistle it to them.

‘If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee’

Suggested by Susan, sung by the Calvin College Alumni Choir, If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee delivers a powerful message. True, we could suffer the wisdom of this world to guide us; but that would be the blind leading the blind right into the ditch.

I found the images of mountains very moving: the works of God’s hands powerfully testify to His greatness and His love.

By Request, ‘Come, Holy Spirit’

Erlene asked for this one, Come, Holy Spirit, sung by Bryan Duncan. So here it is!

If you’re new to this blog, we like to start each day with a hymn and we take requests. So if you have a favorite hymn or worship song you’d like to share here, just let me know.

By Request, ‘The Christmas Guest’

It’s early to be playing Christmas hymns, but Linda asked for this and how could I say no?–The Christmas Guest, by Grandpa Jones.

A funny thing happened to me while I was listening to this. A certain passage in Zechariah came to mind, and my eyes filled up with tears–tears of joy and relief.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of  Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.   –Zechariah 9:9

By Request, ‘Agnus Dei’

It isn’t often we get two hymn requests in one day, so, sure, I’m going for it.

Requested by Susan, Agnus Dei, performed by Michael W. Smith (piano), Stikyard (wide assortment of drums), and the World Outreach Worship teams (choir). Like the song says, joyfully, “Worthy is the Lamb!”

Elvis Presley, ‘Peace in the Valley’

Our chess buddy “jessicafischerqueen” suggested this yesterday: Peace in the Valley, sung by Elvis Presley. Forget the rock-star stuff that made him famous. God gave him a voice, and Elvis used it–and he left us a legacy of hymns and gospel music.

P.S.–If this post appears twice, it’s not my fault. But you could always listen to it twice.

By Request, ‘A Mighty Fortress’

It was 500 years ago today that Martin Luther changed the world by starting the still-ongoing reformation of the Church. He also wrote A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, requested this morning by “thewhiterabbit” to honor Reformation Day.

Turn up the volume! I don’t know who’s singing, but they’re awfully good.

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