The hymn I loaded last night for this morning mysteriously vanished, but I reckon I can’t go wrong with this: To God Be the Glory, one of Fanny Crosby’s 8,000 hymns, sung by the Apostolic Christian Mens Group. Mountains and valleys by God the Father, maker of Heaven and Earth.
After perusing more nooze than is good for me, I need to lift up mine eyes unto the hills and rinse out my brain. So I hope you don’t mind another hymn
Why this one? I don’t know. It’s been on my mind all day, and I think that means I ought to post it.
To God Be the Glory, by Fanny Crosby: sung by the Apostolic Christian Men’s Group. Background sets by God the Father.
I wish I could hear a million people singing this–don’t you? This is the hymn that’s been in my mind since last night, so it’s time to let it take wing: To God Be the Glory. Performed at the Middlesborough Baptist Church as part of “The NBA Big Sing.” Earth, sky, and trees provided by God the Father. Turn up the volume!
Sometimes there’s just nothing like a full orchestra and a couple thousand people singing–like here, at the Royal Albert Hall: To God Be the Glory. This video was made in 2012, not so long ago. I pray the hymns are still being sung in Britain. I pray there are men, women, and children humming or whistling them as they go about their daily activities.
Anyway, this is great–crank up the volume and let it do its thing.
To God Be the Glory is a hymn you can whistle while you walk, or be drawn into when it’s performed by an orchestra. Here are the kids at Fountainview Academy: backdrop provided by The Creator.
To God Be the Glory is one of the thousands of hymns written by Fanny Crosby, sung here by the Apostolic Men’s Christian Group.
Why so many mountains? Because the Bible is full of hills and mountains, naturally-occurring imagery for God… I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, whence cometh my help… –Psalm 121:1
I had a desire for this hymn, this evening: To God Be the Glory. I don’t know who’s performing it here, but it sounds like an old-fashioned church congregation singing to the accompaniment of a piano… played by a lady in a hat.
We do like to do things decently and in good order, as St. Paul admonished the church in Corinth. But at the same time, our Christian faith contains a note of wildness which shouldn’t be ignored. Our faith often runs head-on against the wisdom of this world. It’s supposed to do that!
So I like this wild rendition of To God Be the Glory by the choir of The Church of God, with the congregation also putting their hearts into it.
And really–if you can’t get worked up about God Almighty… well, you probably ought to think about that.
I hope you don’t mind my repeating this hymn selection: To God Be the Glory, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. This is the hymn that called to me this morning. Turn up the volume! We live in an evil age; but as I once heard a wise Christian lady say, “That’s the time to sing louder.”
I hope you folks out there aren’t getting tired of my hymn selection, or of these videos from Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. I saw this, their rendition of To God Be the Glory, and couldn’t resist posting it.
Have you noticed that whatever adults there may be training and conducting these kids, you never see them on the video? I salute that!