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.

‘I Love to Tell the Story’ (Ernie Ford)

We had this hymn from Alan Jackson a few days ago; let’s hear it now from Tennessee Ernie Ford. An old Sunday school favorite–I Love to Tell the Story.

If you’re new here, let me tell you: we love to post hymns requested by readers. Any and all readers! It’s one of the reasons why we come together here.

‘Wonderful Words of Life’

I love this hymn, it takes me back to Sunday school: Wonderful Words of Life, sung here by the Dallas Christian Concert Choir.

Hey! The hymn cart’s almost empty! We want to keep a good supply on hand so we can post Your Favorite Hymns every day. So if there’s a hymn or two, or half a dozen, that you’d like to share–just let us know.

What’s Your Favorite Hymn?

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We like to start every blogging day here with a hymn, and I like to post the hymns that you request. When left to my own devices, I’m afraid I tend to repeat myself and choose the same relatively few hymns again and again–because they’re my favorites. Light of the World, Hyfrydol, To Be a Pilgrim: well, what can I say?

I’d love to know what your favorite hymns are. I know it’s impossible to pick just one, so please feel free to list as many as you like.

I’ll keep track of the ones that are mentioned and will report to you which hymns seem to be the most popular. Don’t be bashful! If you only knew how hard it is to elicit a wide reader response… you’d wonder why I try. But I’m really interested in what you all have to say.

‘Yield Not to Temptation’

We haven’t posted this in a while: an old Sunday school favorite since 1868, Yield Not to Temptation, performed by Nathan and Lyle. We never would’ve thought of adding a mandolin.

‘Trust and Obey’ (Instrumental)

All it takes here is two students from Fountainview Academy, a flute and a piano, and a woodland lane–and an old Sunday school favorite, Trust and Obey. Background sets by God the Father.

‘Crown Him with Many Crowns’

This is an old Sunday school favorite, Crown Him with Many Crowns: sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

Sunday School Favorite, ‘Trust and Obey’

We must have sung this a hundred times in Sunday school. I’d like to know who’s singing it here, because their work deserves praise, but somehow that slipped past me. Background sets by God the Father. Trust and Obey.

‘Rise Up, O Men of God’

Some of us goofy boys in Sunday school used to sing this as “Wise up, O men of God,” never guessing how much good sense that amended lyric made. Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings…

Rise Up, O Men of God, sung by the Robert Shaw Chorale, vintage 1958.