‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I wish this hymn were longer! It’s one of my favorites from way back–Bringing in the Sheaves, sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford. I wonder how many times we sang this in Sunday school before we knew what sheaves are.

‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most high…   –Psalm 46:4

I feel a need for this particular hymn this morning–Shall We Gather At the River?, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Gather with the saints at the river… Yes, I want to be there for that.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross?’

I suddenly wished to hear and post this hymn–an old, old Isaac Watts classic, published in 1724: Am I a Soldier of the Cross? This rendition is by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Great evil and madness, once beyond our power to imagine, is afoot in our world today.

We must all be soldiers of the cross–any way we can.

By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Libs don’t like to hear this hymn, but we do: requested by Erlene and sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Onward Christian Soldiers.

(I wonder how many of us never saw an old-fashioned record player like this. It was the music technology that my generation grew up with, folks.)

By Request, ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee’

We’re still sick, here, and I ask for your prayers for my wife–this illness is weighing on her spirit. I try to keep working, somehow. Just now everyone’s asleep but me.

Requested by Erlene–Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.

‘Bringing in the Sheaves’

I loved singing this in Sunday school, even thought I didn’t know what a “sheave” was, or why anyone would be bringing them in.

A good old-fashioned hymn, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Bringing in the Sheaves.

By Request, ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’

It’s raining like mad today, we got three nuisance phone calls this morning before I could even put my pants on, and the nooze, as usual, is just plain awful–and so, as Erlene suggested a few minutes ago, why not a hymn?

Why not indeed?

Sweet Hour of Prayer, an old favorite sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford…

‘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.