By Request, ‘In the Garden’

Oops! What with all the hurly-burly here today, I almost let this hymn request slip past. Glad I remembered it.

Requested by Phoebe, In the Garden. I selected this rendition by Alan Jackson–nice and mellow, isn’t it?

By Request, ‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty’

This is another one of my Sunday school favorites: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, requested by Elder Mike, sung by the Altar of Praise Men’s Chorale.

We’re open for hymn requests all day; if there’s a hymn you’d like to share, don’t be shy.

Too Much Rain!

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Heavy rain on nine out of the last ten days: I can’t take it anymore. Would anybody mind if I eased up on the nooze today? Can’t take much more of that, either.

[Heads up! Why did the governor of Arizona “step down” for 15 hours? Why was every high official out of state except the treasurer? A very peculiar situation!]

Hmm… There appears to be a lull in the rain. Dare I attempt to smoke a cigar?

I think I’ll do that before moving on to Joe Collidge.

We are open to any kind of reader request that you can think of.

By Request, ‘Bind Us Together, Lord’

“Someone”–Wordpress is at it again–requested this worship song, Bind Us Together, Lord. This is the first time I’ve heard it. It was published in 1974.

The hymn shop’s open all day, folks–don’t be bashful about requesting a hymn. You know we need them.

By Request, ‘I See a Crimson Stream of Blood’

Well, we have another hymn request, and I’m already noozed out… so we’ll have the hymn instead.

Requested by Elder Mike, written by Bishop G.T. Haywood: I See a Crimson Stream of Blood, sung by the Randell Family. Tracking down this one wasn’t easy, but here it is.

By Request: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

We have a hymn request by Thewhiterabbit–Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, sung by the Altar of Praise Men’s Chorale. I couldn’t resist the visuals of this video: background sets by God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

By Request, ‘In the Sweet By and By’

That last “education” nooze I posted… well, it disgusted me. Let’s have a hymn instead.

Erlene requested this one, In the Sweet By and By, and I chose this rather nice rendition by Johnny Cash.

Now I think I can work on my book.

About Those Hymns…

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(Rain, rain, rain… I could go back to bed…)

Elder Mike was wondering about hymns by Fanny Crosby that I’ve never posted. You know, she wrote eight or nine thousand of them. East to miss a few thousand of them. Some are still very popular today; some are forgotten.

I went into the archives and found that 20 Fanny Crosby hymns have been posted here; and I’m afraid a few of them have been posted very often (He Hideth My Soul, Draw Me Nearer, To God Be the Glory, and a few others).

Yes, I do repeat myself. I post my favorite hymns a lot.

But I want to post your favorites, too; I’ve always got my eye out for a hymn request. I wish all my readers would make one now and then. Maybe I’ve let myself in for a “Be careful what you wish for” moment–but really, I don’t see how we can have too many hymns.

Any Isaac Watts or Charles Wesley hymns out there that I haven’t posted yet?

By Request, ‘Showers of Blessings’

Requested by Erlene (WordPress dubbed her “anonymous”–I don’t know why it’s been doing that–Showers of Blessings, sung by Sindhu Sharon. There were several versions of this hymn available; but because it’s actually raining here this morning, this is the one I chose.

By Request, ‘I Asked the Lord’

Requested by Erlene, I Asked the Lord, sung by Carroll Roberson. There are many renditions from which to choose, but I’m guessing this one is the one she wanted.

Open all day for hymn requests, folks–don’t go to bed wishing you’d made one.