‘He Will Hold Me Fast’

I thought you might like this one from the Norton Hall Band, at Southern Seminary–He Will Hold Me Fast.

Encore: ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

Yes, I know I posted this hymn yesterday: but today’s encore is special to my fellowsoldier Evelyn, who loves this rendition of it by Libera. Evelyn and I go back a long way. She does the Lord’s work in the midst of his enemies. And I’ve never told her this before, but I say it now: Evelyn, you are an inspiration to me.

And we must all be inspirations to each other–because the Lord is with us.

Today’s Hymn, ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

This is the “Voci San Bellino” Choir from Padua, Italy, performing Gloria in Excelsis Deo–“Glory to God in the Highest”–by Camille St. Saens.

Remember, the hymn shop is open to all, 24/7. If there’s a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let me know.

Hymn, ‘Who Is the King of Glory?’

This is from Handel’s Messiah, performed by the Crown College Choir.

Psalm 24 both asks the question and states the answer:

Who is the king of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle…

Who is the king of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the king of glory.

‘Glory to God in the Highest’

This, of course, is an encore performance of Camille Saint Saens’ Gloria in Excelsis Deo. I recommend you turn the volume way, way up!

‘Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty’

Linda requested this a couple of days ago, so here it is–Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty.

And now I have to run off to the hospital. Having received no phone calls since yesterday afternoon, I expect to find all’s well, comparatively speaking. Aunt Joan has had incidents like this before; but for those, her long-time caregiver, Patricia, was always on hand to run interference. Patricia’s in Ghana now, visiting her family, and I don’t have her phone number. She loves Joan and would want to be on hand in a crisis, but I don’t have the heart to call her back from Africa.

Please keep your prayers coming, folks.

And don’t forget, from now on we’ll post your prayer requests, too.

Hymn, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

This beautiful, hundred-year-old hymn is one I never heard before. My friend, Susan, who is also my editor, suggested it to me.

I must thank her–this is just lovely.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands…