‘The Ninety and Nine’ (Tennessee Ernie)

Michael mentioned this as one of his favorites, a couple of days ago, so here it is–The Ninety and Nine, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford. There’s also a version by Burl Ives out there, but once is enough for now.

The hymn shop is open and we’re taking requests.

‘One Day at a Time’

I never heard this one before this morning–Tennessee Ernie Ford, with the Jordanaires, singing One Day at a Time. There’s something warm and cozy about this worship song. Which means there’s a need for lots more like it.

By Request, ‘Whispering Hope’

(So that’s what this hymn is called! I hear it played on church bells now and then.)

Requested by Erlene, Whispering Hope, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford. What a voice he had! And I feel better for having heard it.

By Request, ‘Rock of Ages’

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?

‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

It’s long past time for the spirit of this hymn to kick back into the church–Am I a Soldier of the Cross?, written in 1724 by Isaac Watts, sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Do we fear to own Christ’s cause, or blush to speak His name? How badly do we crave the good opinion of a fallen world?

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ (Ernie Ford)

Self-styled “liberal Christians” don’t like this hymn and have been trying to weed it out of the liturgy. Well, they don’t like me, either.

Onward, Christians Soldiers–sung with gusto by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Wake up, O church!

‘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.

‘The Church in the Wildwood’

There used to be unpretentious little churches in my neighborhood. Of course there aren’t, anymore. But this old-fashioned hymn brings them back to me–The Church in the Wildwood, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I love the old-time hymns, the ones I learned in Sunday school. And here’s one of them–Bringing in the Sheaves, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Would you believe he used to be on TV a lot?


Let’s start off the day with a hymn by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Alleluia.

My wife has a consultation with the doctor this morning, so please keep us in your prayers.