By Request, ‘Jesus Loves Me’

For many of us, Jesus Loves Me was the first hymn we learned in Sunday school–if we hadn’t already learned it at home. Sung here by Rosemary Siemens… but I think it really ought to be a very young children’s choir…

Requested by Ina.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

This is an old Sunday school favorite, spruced up a little by Keith and Kristyn Getty: This Is My Father’s World. Two lines of the lyric make words to live by: “Yet tho’ the wrong seem oft so strong,/ God is the ruler yet.”

‘Draw Me Nearer’

A Fanny Crosby hymn and a Sunday school favorite, Draw Me Nearer, Blessed Lord–sung by the choir at Calvary, Free Baptist Church, in Northern Ireland. This is just one of some eight or nine thousand hymns Fanny Crosby wrote.

‘The Old Rugged Cross’

No hymn requests have come in today, I’m on my own. This was the first one that came to mind–The Old Rugged Cross, sung by Johnny Cash. It used to choke me up, when I was a boy and we sang it in Sunday school. Sometimes it still does.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

It’s been a while since I’ve posted this lovely hymn, What a Friend We Have in Jesus–a Sunday school favorite. I wonder how many times Doc Watson has sung this hymn before an audience; and see, hear–it still has power to move him deeply.

But then it does that to a lot of us, doesn’t it?

Bonus Hymn: ‘Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus’

This is what “Sing louder” means! From India, 250 voices–bring it, brothers and sisters, bring it home! It’s an old Sunday school favorite: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus. How it comes back to me now! Just when I needed it, too.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

I haven’t posted this hymn in a while, have I? All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.

We sang this a lot in Sunday school and church; but in our hymnal, the lyrics were set to the melody of O Come, All Ye Faithful. I can’t find that version anywhere.

‘Trust and Obey’

Trust and Obey is one of my favorite hymns from back in Sunday school. I don’t know whose rendition this is, but it’s just perfect.

The hymn shop’s open, boys ‘n’ girls.

‘Yield Not to Temptation’

It’s been too long since I’ve posted this wonderful old Sunday school favorite. Yield Not to Temptation, sung by Nathan (mandolin) and Lyle (guitar), somewhere in Denton County, Texas. And if you don’t have a music studio, your living room will do just fine.

‘Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart’

This was the first hymn that popped into my head this morning, and as no one has made a hymn request as yet today, here it is–Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart, a dear old Sunday school favorite. And that photo shows God’s handiwork.