Special Encore, ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’

After bumming myself out on the nooze, and on comments by persons whose worldly wisdom moves them to surrender to the wicked and ungodly–and a thunder and hail storm, on top of it–this hymn marched into my mind and wouldn’t let up: and I had to have it.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda in Welsh), sung by choir and congregation at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church–sing it loud, sing it loud!

For God is nigh.

‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ (Fountainview)

A new video from Fountainview Academy–Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah: a Welsh hymn sung by North American students on a Hawaiian beach.

There’s a chance this hymn will stay with me throughout the day. I rather hope it does.

In Gratitude: ‘Bread of Heaven’

I thank God the Father for hearing your prayers for me yesterday: today, so far, so good. No bleeding.

This traditional Welsh hymn, Bread of Heaven (also known as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah), pretty well expresses how I feel this morning. Sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir–“praises I will give to thee!”

Joshua & Jeremy: ‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus’

I don’t know what time it is in Japan, so maybe our friends Joshua and Jeremy have gone to bed already. But we haven’t.

You want to know how Christianity works? Here is a Welsh hymn performed by two young men in Japan, and a video watched by Christians (and others) all over the world.

Now when are you guys gonna sing?

‘Bread of Heaven’

There’s nothing better than a Welsh hymn, sung by a Welsh choir. This is Bread of Heaven, which we also know as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. Its Welsh name is Cwm Rhondda. Sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir.

‘Bread of Heaven’

How ancient are these churches! How deeply rooted is the faith!

This is the Morriston Orpheus Choir singing Bread of Heaven in English and Welsh, in churches that look like they grew out of the earth, to nestle amid scenes of natural beauty, God’s handiwork.

‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

I must be in a mood for Welsh hymns; and I couldn’t resist the video of the journey–a country road in the Hudson River valley.

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, sung at the 2012 Synod of the United Reformed Church: its Welsh name is Cwm Rhondda.

‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’

I was stuck for a hymn–I think I’ve been repeating the same few hymns too often–but there was no way to go wrong with this one: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda in Welsh), sung by a Welsh choir, the Morriston Orpheus Choir. There are some Welsh lyrics toward the end, in case you want to sing along.

‘Hyfrydol’–from Hong Kong

I love this hymn, and though I don’t speak Welsh, Hyfrydol speaks to me.

Performed by the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong.

How often do you get to go to Hong Kong to hear a hymn from Wales?