We have one more hymn request today, and I think posting it now will do us all some good: Just Go By, sung by Carroll Roberson, requested by Erlene.
You just can’t count on princes, leaders, really smart people: “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils,” said Isaiah.
But we can count on the finished work of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
I was going to do some news today, but never mind, it’ll keep. Still thundering, cats under the bed, rain coming down… but the Lord is on His throne.
Linda requested this one: Oh, Lord, You’re Beautiful, by the late Keith Green. We lost him in a plane crash: but by the loving and almighty providence of God, he’ll sing again someday–if he isn’t already singing somewhere in Christ’s Kingdom.
Requested by Joshua: Angels Long to Look into These Things, by Acappella. Taken from the Scriptures, 1 Peter 1:12. “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”
Erlene requested this one: Come Holy Spirit, Fall Afresh on Me, by Terry Clark.
Hey, if you’re new to this blog–and I gather a lot of you are–we take hymn requests every day, and anyone can make one. Just “Leave a Reply” on any blog post, requesting a hymn or worship song, and we’ll do the rest: all are welcome.
Wow! This Joshua’s first hymn request, and it just blew me out of the water–Awesome God, sung a capella by Glad. Awesome, too, what can be done with human voices when the singers put their minds to it.
You might want to turn up the volume on this one.
Our day here got off to a poor start, but the Lord has straightened it out for us and I am soooo tired–suddenly everything I write looks like Joe Collidge, and has to be corrected. Oh, well. And I hope you don’t mind that I post this hymn again–All Glory Be to Christ, by King’s Kaleidoscope. I just had a powerful hankering to hear it.
Meanwhile, we’ve just had word that our dear friend Erlene is sick in bed today–so let’s send up a prayer for her. Please, O Lord–hear us on behalf of our sister, Erlene, and raise her up and heal her speedily. She is your servant, and a sheep of your pasture, as are we all–and we need our Shepherd. Be swift to help her, Father! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Linda asked for this: Create in Me a Clean Heart, by Keith Green. It ought to sound familiar: “Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me,” Psalm 51:10–the Psalm David wrote in repentance for his terrible sin in lusting for Bathsheba and arranging for her husband to be killed, so he could take her.
God’s word tells the truth, even when it hurts. Because only the truth can set us free.
Susan asked for this one: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery, sung by the Doxology Vocal ensemble at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary–with no musical instruments but the human voice. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
“Faith, hope, and charity, that’s the way to live successfully. How do I know? The Bible Tells Me So!” The Bible tells us that in I Corinthians 13.
This great old song from 1955, written by Dale Evans and sung by her with Roy Rogers, her husband, came back to me the other day as I was riding my bike and kept me company for a couple of miles. I remember hearing it on the radio. I remember it well.
“Feminist music” left my mind full of bad air, like a boarded-up attic on a hot summer day. It’ll take a hymn to blow some fresh air back into it.
Soldiers of the Lion, by Chuck Girard–we don’t know when Our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back, but we want to be ready for Him when He does.