We love this hymn, right? We think of it as an Easter hymn, but when is a bad day for proclaiming that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead? Shout it from the housetops!
And we cheer “The Lutheran Warbler” as she sings her way through all the hymns in the Lutheran Service Book.
This hymn brought me close to tears this morning–How Great Thou Art, sung by The Lutheran Warbler. My Grandma used to sing this as she went about her daily household chores. So did my mother. Hearing it brought them back to me.
It’s raining again today (oh, fap), and I thought an old-fashioned hymn might be in order. This is “the Lutheran Warbler,” with Lift High The Cross–something that needs doing. A lot.
I can use an extra hymn, right now; and I want to do better by WhiteRabbit’s hymn request. So here’s The Lutheran Warbler with Beautiful Savior. I was brought up to sing this hymn as Fairest Lord Jesus, but my wife assures me it’s Beautiful Savior in the Lutheran hymnal. Either way, it’s lovely.
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.