If there ever was a classic hymn, this is it–written in 1775 and still going strong today.
Requested by Erlene: Rock of Ages, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
[Thank you all for your prayers, these past two days. I think that God has heard them.]
I could just sit down and cry, but I’ll try not to. There are those who say I work too hard. Whatever the case, I need this hymn today. Rock of Ages–and thanks to The White Rabbit for requesting it.
The wise man’s house withstood the tempest, because it was founded on a rock…
Requested by Ina: Rock of Ages, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Written in 1763 by Augustus Toplady.
Requested by Susan–and brace yourself, this is not the Rock of Ages that Christians have been singing since the 19th century. James Ward has a whole new melody for it.
Our friend SlimJim requested this hymn as an antidote to a mad, bad world: who can disagree? Rock of Ages, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir; with background sets by God the Father.
Erlene’s hymn request turned into one of those disappearing comments–but I think that problem’s been solved: more on that a little later, the hymn comes first.
Rock of Ages, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Written in 1775 by Augustus Toplady and still going strong 250 years later.
This blog is getting a little topheavy today, but I didn’t want to skip the hymn suggested by Erlene this morning: one of the most popular hymns ever–Rock of Ages, by Augustus Toplady (1775, and still going strong). Sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
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?
We have a hymn request from Erlene, something to wash out the acrid aftertaste of nooze–Rock of Ages, sung with gusto by the students at Fountainview Academy.
You’d be hard-put to find a church where this is never sung.
Susan asked for this one: Rock of Ages, same lyrics, but with a new melody by James Ward, who also sings it.
We’ll take more hymn requests as they come in.