By Request, ‘How Excellent Is Thy Name’

Another entry in our hymn contest–requested by Joshua, How Excellent Is Thy Name, a dramatic (very!) treatment of Psalm 8 (“Oh, Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth”).

And now, for the time being, we’re all caught up.

Don’t forget to vote with your views. A view is a vote.

By Request, ‘The Pillar of Fire’

Requested by Susan, another dramatic hymn video by Simon Khorolski (and Sisters), The Pillar of Fire. Click “CC” to get lyrics in English.

And now I’d better get some work done on my book–we have a major storm in our early afternoon’s weather forecast.

By Request, ‘O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus’

Requested by Susan. Simon Khorolskiy calls this his “epic version” of the hymn, O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus, and we agree. Violinist: Katie Gayduchik.

‘Amazing Grace’ (Two for One)

Simon Khorolskiy and Sounds Like Reign, together in one of the world’s best-loved hymns, Amazing Grace–well, I couldn’t resist.

The hymn shop is open all day if you want to make requests–and I’ve got to tell you, it isn’t crowded.

By Request, ‘When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder’

Requested by Susan, When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, a new hymn video by Simon Khorolskiy.

Traditional American gospel song, Country & Western Style, the whole thing sung in Russian, by Russians–a weird formula, but it works, it works.

By Request, ‘The Mighty Have Fallen’

We have a hymn request from Joshua–The Mighty Have Fallen, by Simon Khorolskiy, re-enacting the friendship of David and Jonathan in 1 and 2 Samuel, culminating in David’s lament for Jonathan, slain in battle with the Philistines (2 Samuel 1:25-26).

By Request, ‘Wayfaring Stranger’

Beautiful, soul-stirring–thanks, Joshua, for requesting it! Wayfaring Stranger, sung by Simon Khorolskiy. Just about brought me to tears; but swordsmen can cry.

The singer’s Russian (click CC for English lyrics), the song’s traditional American, and the hymn request comes from Japan. That’s good globalism, and only Christianity has it.

By Request, ‘I Wonder as I Wander’

Requested by Susan, I Wonder as I Wander–an “epic version” by Simon Khorolskiy.

I have to admit my daily perusal of the nooze distresses me. Never has so much power–and wealth–been accumulated by so few: and their purposes are evil.

“But the Lord is our defense: Jesu, defend us!”  –King Alfred the Great

By Request, ‘Wings of Dawn’

Requested by Joshua, Wings of Dawn, by Simon Khorolskiye. It’s all in Russian, but the story is acted out–a search for God’s Word, as a treasure.

By Request, ‘In the Sweet By and By’

Requested by Joshua: In the Sweet By and By, sung by Simon Khorolskiy. We didn’t know he could sing American country music style! Thank you, Joshua.