Linda asked for this one: Sometimes Alleluia, by Chuck Girard.
For those of you who are new to this site, we take hymn requests every day. If you have a favorite hymn or worship song you’d like to see posted here, don’t be bashful–leave a comment and let us know.
I think we could all do with some spiritual refreshment today, and Linda has suggested this: Lay Your Burden Down, by Chuck Girard. Thanks, Linda, and I’ll get to your other hymn request tomorrow morning.
Susan requested this one: a new version of Come, Ye Disconsolate, performed by the Spire Choir of the London Symphony Orchestra, with an added verse by Rob Gardner. Let me see if I can post the lyrics for you: the original was by Thomas Moore (The Minstrel Boy, Those Endearing Young Charms), in 1816.
Ah, here we are–http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Come_Ye_Disconsolate/
Modern Christians, many of them, don’t like to think about God’s just wrath and do all they can to dismiss it from their minds. But it’s part of the way the world works, and to ignore it is to ignore reality. Be of good cheer, though: forgiveness and redemption through Jesus Christ is also part of how the world works.
If some of the faces in this video seem hauntingly familiar, it’s because they all belonged to famous criminals who came to bad ends. As Psalm 73 reminds us, they don’t get away with it forever: Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors (verses 18-19).
Warnings of God’s wrath are meant to move us to repentance. They should be heeded.
It’s hard to imagine anyone but Johnny Cash singing this.
Requested by Linda, seconded by Erlene: Soldiers of the Lion, by Chuck Girard.
Hey, out there–if there’s a hymn you really like, and I’ve posted it before, you can always ask for it again. We do reruns!
I hope you don’t mind an extra hymn this morning. This one’s special to Erlene, who’s been humming it today: I Surrender All, sung by Don Moen. But of course it’s for all of us together.
Susan asked for this hymn, Come Ye Disconsolate. I couldn’t find exactly the version she wanted, and I don’t know who’s performing this one–but at least we’ve got the lyrics. And the message!
I have to admit this moved me: Elohim, sung by David Wesley. The background pictures of God’s handiwork–well, that always moves me, too.
Requested by Susan–and hey, everybody: we take hymn requests, and anyone can make one. Step right up, don’t be bashful: the hymn shop’s open every day, and everything in it is free.
Requested by Linda: Shine, Jesus, Shine by Graham Kendrick.
Folks, I’m sick with an allergy attack, I pray it’ll be over by suppertime; and for the time being, I’ll do what I can to keep this blog going.
This one’s for Susan–and yes, you can request hymns for two days in a row, the hymn shop’s always open.
Ten Thousand Reasons, by David Wesley–beautiful, isn’t it?