‘This Is My Father’s World’ (Fountainview)

I love this hymn! I’ve always loved it: This Is My Father’s World, an old Sunday school favorite, performed here by the students at Fountainview Academy.

We shouldn’t take the beauties of this world for granted. They are God’s conscious work, and He shares it with us.

Bonus Hymn: ‘Yield Not to Temptation’ (Voice of Eden)

It’s so hot today, and I just couldn’t write any more nooze this afternoon, it’s just more of the same bilge we had yesterday, and will see again tomorrow…

We all know this hymn, don’t we? Yield Not to Temptation, a Sunday school favorite from way back. We haven’t heard it sung in Tamil before; but God must be well pleased.  Sung by the Voice of Eden, in southern India.

‘Revive Us Again’

I love this hymn, and I love the way Nathan and Lyle perform it–Revive Us Again, a 19th-century classic. I whistled it to a deer once, and she stood right there and listened to the whole thing.

‘I Love to Tell the Story’

No hymn requests have come in this morning, so I’ll go with an old Sunday school favorite–I Love to Tell the Story, sung by Alan Jackson. Is that a tear in his eye… or is it in mine?

By Request, ‘Draw Me Nearer’

How about an old Sunday school favorite? Requested by Erlene, Draw Me Nearer–one of some eight or nine thousand hymns written by Fanny Crosby, sung by the Celebration Choir. You might want to turn up the volume on this one.

‘Trust and Obey’

Well, it’s going to start raining any minute now, and there’s hardly anybody here this morning… And to start today with a hymn, we have an old Sunday school favorite, Trust and Obey. I wish I could tell you who’s singing it so beautifully, but I couldn’t find that information.

‘Trust and Obey’

I use a lot of these hymn videos by S.E. Samonte, who specializes in a capella hymns and gorgeous background scenery. I highly recommend his YouTube channel.

This hymn, Trust and Obey, is an old Sunday school favorite from way back. I wish I knew who this was, singing it.

By Request, ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I loved it when we sang this hymn in Sunday school, even if I didn’t know what “sheaves” were. Today it’s a hymn request by Erlene: Bringing in the Sheaves, sung here by Burl Ives. Some hymns just stick with you forever. This is one of them.

By Request: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

Requested by “Thewhiterabbit,” an old church and Sunday school favorite–Holy, Holy, Holy, sung by the Altar of Praise Men’s Chorale. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.

‘He Leadeth Me’

Here’s another Sunday school favorite–He Leadeth Me, sung by the Mennonite Hour Mens Quartet.

I find I can’t resist the photos of the quiet woodland paths: the kind I used to enjoy before they paved everything over.