If God has blessed your art, this is what you get when you take a traditional African-American spiritual, Celtic mandolin music, and video of Scotland’s offshore islands–this wonderful rendition of Oh, Sinner Man! Where You Gonna Run To?
As this hymn makes so clear, there will indeed be judgment–and there’s nowhere any sinner can go to escape it. The sure escape is through belief and trust in Jesus Christ, who has already in His own person paid the penalty for our sins. But no amount of fast talk, no amount of money, no amount of political pull will suffice us. It’s very much a Jesus Christ-or-nothing proposition.
Our friend Linda Sorci is having a birthday today, and she’s asked us to play this worship song by Chris Christian, Praise the Lord. So here it is!
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. –Psalm 22:3
Running late today, but never mind. And I hope you don’t mind letting a Hank Williams song do the honors today: I Saw the Light, from 1948. Oops, that’s old.
I can’t believe God isn’t pleased when our otherwise thoughtless popular culture turns around to praise Him. Poor Williams, a victim of incurable chronic back pain, died in 1953 at the age of 29 from a heart attack brought on by prescription drugs and alcohol. But he had this song to give us first–inspired, he said, by a remark made by his mother on their way home from church.
This is for Phoebe–That’s Why My Heart is Filled with Praise, sung by Christ Church Pentacostal.
How to Request a Hymn: Nothing could be easier. Just post your request as a comment anywhere on this blog, under any existing post. I’ll see it, and I’ll do the rest. All you gotta do is ask.
Requested by Erlene, Rise and Be Healed in the Name of Jesus–and there are any number of us who need that prayer, just now.
Jesus Lord, our rightful King of Kings, our Savior and our Shepherd–be not far from us today. Amen.
Erlene and her fellow worshipers sang this at her church yesterday–Majesty. One of the commenters on the youtube page said he thought this song could use a few cannons.
Remember, everybody–especially if you’re getting tired of my own selection of hymns–you can always request a hymn to be posted on this blog. It’s one of the things we’re in business for, and probably better for you than the news.
Thanks to Erlene for suggesting this: In His Time. I don’t know who sings it, but whoever selected the photos deserves a round of applause.
Why butterflies and flowers? Like Mr. Nature says, it’s God’s stuff, it always works, it’s good for us–and it’s God’s way of letting us know He’s never farther than a prayer away. And sometimes even closer than that.
Sometime in the 18th century, Italian composer Felice de Giardini created what has become the standard melody for this ancient hymn, first seen in a hymnal dating from 1580. Come Thou Almighty King–and the sooner, the better!
This is a contemporary arrangement by Mark Miller, backed up by gorgeous photos of God’s handiwork in nature. I won’t even try to resist the combination.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God… 1 John 3:1
Requested by Susan: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, written by Stuart Townend, performed by Worship Mob. “His wounds have paid my ransom”: think about that. Everybody think about that.
Our sister Linda Sorci has requested this hymn–Sometimes Alleluia, sung by Chuck Girard–and along with it, let’s keep praying for her: because Our Lord Jesus Christ at various times taught us to be persistent in our prayers, and because Linda and her husband Michael need our prayers right now.
O Lord Our God, deliver your servants out of trouble! In Jesus’ name, Amen.