I’ve got the dentist this morning, affectionately known to his patients as “Vlad the Impaler,” my state’s new Democrat governor has announced his plan to turn this into a “super-sanctuary state” for all illegal aliens, and a happy hunting ground for their street gangs, and then I received some very sad news from a friend–all in all, Erlene’s suggested hymn for the day, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, could hardly come at a better time. This one’s sung by Alan Jackson.
All right, Christmas is over, let’s get back to everyday hymns and worship songs. We’re taking requests every day.
Requested by Erlene: this is I Surrender All (All to Jesus), performed by Casting Crowns.
The Baby is out of the manger and working in the world.
Susan didn’t believe me when I said I was done posting Christmas songs–oh, well, I’m afraid nobody believes me. She asked for this one, so here it is: Glorious, by For King and Country. I just can’t say no to hymn requests.
Susan asked for this one, from For King and Country–Shoulders: that is, Christ carries us and all our hurts and all our hopes upon His shoulders. Surely He hath borne our griefs, as Isaiah said. He carries it all.
A lot of you wanted to see and hear this again, and so did I: so here are the U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton singing Days of Elijah. And as great as this song of praise is, it’s even better with a few lusty “Oo-rahs!” thrown in. Turn up the volume!
It brings to mind a little poem:
Whatever happens, we have got
The U.S. Marines… and they have not!
If your strength is in the Lord, your strength is strength indeed.
Erlene thought it might be good to post this again: Days of Elijah, Paul Wilbur, full orchestra, and who knows how big an audience singing and dancing in the aisles. Normally I post the video with U.S. Marines singing it.
Wow! If this worship song doesn’t pump you up, I don’t know what will. It’s going to be in my head all night, but I don’t mind a bit. Turn up the volume!
This is from our esteemed colleague, “jessicafischerqueen”: The Little Drummer Boy, by Bing Crosby. You could do a lot worse than to spend Christmas Eve with your mother and father and a lot of cozy animals.
By the way, if you’re interested in chess and chess history, visit Jess’ excellent youtube channel.
Erlene asked for this one: The Midnight Cry, by John Starnes.
And hey, everybody! We’re waiting for your Christmas hymn requests. We need for this Christmas to have extraordinary power to draw people’s hearts to Christ–and I think the music helps with that, so let’s get cracking.
Here’s one that’ll make you sit up a little straighter, and thanks to Erlene for requesting it–Because He Lives, by Matt Maher. As in “I’m alive because He lives.” You might want to turn up the volume on this one.
My friend “OhioChessFan” posted this on my chess page yesterday–Thank You, Lord by Don Moen. Well, we can’t thank God enough–not just for big things, but for little things, too.