By Request, ‘O Come, All You Unfaithful’

Requested by Tessa, O Come, All You Unfaithful, by Sovereign Grace Music. I had my doubts about that title until I heard the song. As Our Lord Jesus Christ once said, it’s the sick who need the physician, not the healthy (Matthew 9: 9-17).

Meanwhile, the Christmas Carol Contest is open all day! Let more entries follow this one.

By Request, ‘Broken Vessels’

Requested by SlimJim, Broken Vessels, by Hillsong–with some of the lyrics of Amazing Grace for a refrain.

And of course the Christmas Carol Contest is open, too: winner gets an autographed book.


By Request, ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’

Requested by Susan, Thanksgiving Prayer by Johnny Cash.

And I’m grateful to the Lord for giving me Susan as my editor, and for giving me work with Chalcedon’s ministry.

By Request, ‘God is Good’

Our friend SlimJim asked for this one, God Is Good, sung by Regina Belle.

I was once told tfhat our church service, that day, would be in the style of “an old-time camp meeting.” So I innocently shouted “Amen, hallelujah!” as soon as the preacher read a verse–and of course I was the only one in the building to have done that. You could’ve heard a pin drop. Everybody stared at me as if I’d sprouted elephant ears. How I wished I could simply disappear!

Live and learn, I guess…

By Request, ‘All the Glory’

Yes, we’re doing hymn requests! Every day, if we can get ’em.

Requested by Erlene: All the Glory, sung by Carroll Roberson.

We live to bring glory to our God.

By Request, ‘The Prayer’

Elder Mike sent us a link to this hymn, but I couldn’t get it to work. Not to worry–I found several versions of it on YouTube. This is a duet by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli: The Prayer.

By Request, ‘He Washed My Eyes with Tears’

I like to save a hymn request for use after I’ve written up a particularly off-putting item of nooze–sort of a brain rinse. And today we have a timely hymn request from Erlene–He Washed My Eyes with Tears, sung by Carroll Roberson. Thank you, Erlene.

By Request, ‘Sitting at the Feet of Jesus’

We have a hymn request from Erlene to start our day–Sitting at the Feet of Jesus, by the Gaither Vocal Band. “He is my righteousness,” concludes the song; and that lesson comes straight from the Bible.

By Request, ‘Sometimes Alleluia’

Off to a slow and very late start today: last night featured just about the foulest weather I’ve ever seen.

But–here’s a hymn. Requested by Erlene, Chuck Girard sings Sometimes Alleluia.

And the hymn shop is now open. Better late than never.

By Request, ‘What a Friend’

We have this requested by SlimJim, what a Friend by Matt Maher…

I wonder what people from 200 years ago, would think if they saw thousands of cars whizzing up and down the freeway at speeds that never could have been imagined, back then.