By Request, ‘The Way’

Hooray, a hymn request! This one’s from Erlene–The Way, by Carroll Roberson.

It’s perishin’ cold out here today and we’re still sick, Patty and me–lost half a month so far. Please pray for us. I think I’m getting better… but what a mess this place is by now.

By Request, ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee’

We’re still sick, here, and I ask for your prayers for my wife–this illness is weighing on her spirit. I try to keep working, somehow. Just now everyone’s asleep but me.

Requested by Erlene–Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.

‘Are You Washed in the Blood?’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away’

Phoebe got two for the price of one out of this hymn request: Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?… floating right into I’ll Fly Away. Alan Jackson does make it look easy.

By Request, ‘Jesus Saves’

I asked, in my troubled state of mind, “Where’s the way out of this? How in the world do we get out of this?”

Well, thank you, Phoebe, you found just the hymn I wanted–Jesus Saves. The Lord is our defense. He will save us. He will never fail us.

That’s the mighty Hudson River in the background–a glorious work of the Father’s hand.

By Request, ‘What a Healing Jesus’

No church today–too much ice around the sidewalks–so Erlene has requested this worship song by Dean and Mary Brown: What a Healing Jesus. I’m not looking forward to taking my garbage out to the curb… but we have to make the best of things.

By Request, ‘I Surrender All’

I’ve really got to get back to bed. Cleared the snow off my car, we ought and brought supplies, and now my head is wobbling. But first this–

Requested by Erlene, I Surrender All, sung by Carroll Roberson.

By Request, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’

We’re still doing Christmas hymns; but we’re posting hymns for all seasons, too.

Thank you, Phoebe, for requesting this: The Old Rugged Cross, sung by Alan Jackson. Used to bring tears to my eyes when we sang it in Sunday school. And it still does.

By Request, ‘I Am Who You Say I Am’

Requested by Susan–I Am Who You Say I Am, by Hillsong Worship.

I think I’d better withdraw for another nap before I try writing anything more. I do have a huge sleep deficit to catch up on.

By Request, ‘Born on That Day’

We have a hymn request from Susan–Born On That Day, by Matt Maher.

And now I really must get back to bed. I’ve done all I can do down here today.

By Request, ‘We Three Kings’

Phoebe asked for this one–We Three Kings, by the Robert Shaw Chorale. She’s feeling a bit sick today: we pray for each other.

Remember, this is the last day of the Christmas Carol Contest. Let’s light up the scoreboard!