I think this hymn will stay with you for a while today: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, sung by The Lutheran Warbler. I’d tell you more about her if I could, but all I know is that she posts her hymns on youtube and a lot of people like them. And she has an album or two of hymns for sale on amazon.com… without revealing her identity. Maybe she’s a secret agent, like Phebe for the church at Cenchrea–who delivered Paul’s epistle to the Romans to Rome.
Let “the Lutheran Warbler” keep you company this morning as I vegetate in the doctor’s waiting room. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name is one of my favorite hymns–and she sings all the verses.
Well, I made a hash of that. Tomorrow’s hymn will now appear today, and I’ll have to switch today’s hymn to tomorrow.
I don’t know her name, but “the Lutheran Warbler” keeps smiling at me from the youtube page, and I think she means to sing her way through the entire Lutheran hymnal–a project well worth doing, well worthy of applause. So here she is with Crown Him with Many Crowns.
Henry Lyte wrote Abide With Me as he lay dying with tuberculosis, in 1847. He lived only three weeks longer. But what a way to take your last bow.
Sung here by “the Lutheran Warbler.” I found her version very moving.
“Thewhiterabbit” asked for this hymn, a good old classic, The Church’s One Foundation. And I thought you might enjoy hearing the Lutheran Warbler again. The simplicity of her renditions, oh, that brings me back!
Thy Strong Word, requested by “thewhiterabbit,” is a hymn about God as our Creator and our source of life and righteousness. It’s sung by “The Lutheran Warbler,” and I wish I could give her due credit, but I couldn’t find her name anywhere. Lots of Lutherans in my family.