By Request, ‘O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer’

We’re off to a late start with the hymn contest, but here we go–

Requested by Tessa, O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer, presented by Sovereign Grace Music, performed by Prayers of the Saints Live.

The contest is open to all, so don’t be shy, step right up and name a hymn!

By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

This hymn was being sung by Christians when Charlemagne was a baby in a stroller and the whole Western Hemisphere a legend–Be Thou My Vision, an Irish hymn from the 8th century. Requested by “thewhiterabbit” and entered into the hymn contest.

Sung by the Lebanon County Youth Choir. Background sets by God the Father.

By Request, ‘Is There a Mountain?’

Here’s a hymn request from Erlene to start the day, and we’ll enter it in our hymn contest–Is There a Mountain? by Carroll Roberson.

The hymn contest is only till Aug. 8, so get your hymn requests in ASAP.

By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

We have another hymn request by Erlene [Note: You can all make as many as you want!]–Rock of Ages, sung by Tennesse Ernie Ford. He also tells you how the hymn came to be written.

Our hymn contest ends August 8. So if you haven’t entered yet… well, what are you waiting for?

By Request, ‘He Looked Beyond My Faults’

Requested by Erlene–He Looked Beyond My Faults (and Saw My Need).

I opted for this rendition by the Singing Contractors–no musical instruments, no acoustics beyond those native to the job site… and two guys singing like four.

Now–how about some new first-time entries? The leading hymn has 20 views. We can do even better than that!

By Request, ‘Fairest Lord Jesus’

Let’s get the hymn contest rolling again with this request from “thewhiterabbit”–Fairest Lord Jesus, sung by students at Fountainview Academy. That’s Seton Lake in the background.

I hope some of you who never comment will gird up your loins and make a hymn request. Hey, you might win the contest! And our hymns glorify our God.

By Request, ‘Blessed Are Those Who’ve Never Seen’

Ah, an entry into our hymn contest, from Erlene–Blessed Are Those Who’ve Never Seen, by Carroll Roberson.

I wonder why we can’t get entries from more than just a few readers. Why does it so often turn out that way?

BTW, that stream Carroll Roberson is visiting–I do wish I could go there and soak my feet in cold running water!

By Request, ‘I’ll Walk With God’

Requested by Ina–I’ll Walk with God, sung by Sir Harry Secombe.

For a little while we had a three-way tie in our hymn contest, but yesterday one of the hymns collected 20 views to forge ahead.

By Request, ‘When We All Get to Heaven’

I have to go back to the supermarket to buy all the stuff my heat-oppressed brain forgot to buy yesterday; but first we have an entry in our hymn contest.

Requested by Erlene, sung by Alan Jackson–When We All Get to Heaven.

By Request, ‘Lord, Take All That I Have’

Requested by Erlene–Lord, Take All That I Have, by Carroll Roberson.

I’m gonna need some help today, what with allergies, muscle pulls, heat advisory and air quality alert, etc., etc. If the posts don’t come, you’ll know that I’ve conked out.