‘I Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Stayed on Jesus’

Your Favorite Hymns continues with I Woke Up This Morning with My Mind Stayed on Jesus, sung by the congregation at Southern Church of Christ, led by Rev. Jason Walker, in Durham, NC. High-energy worship!

‘I Must Tell Jesus’

I’d never heard this hymn before–beautiful, isn’t it? Sounds Like Reign uses technology to multiply themselves: it’s how one musician can play several different instruments (without being a one-man band!) in the same song. I Must Tell Jesus, performed at home by Sounds Like Reign.

‘Baruch haba B’Shem Adonai’

Two readers called for this one on the same day, so here it is: Baruch haba B’shem Adonai, by Paul Wilbur (“Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”).

“Your Favorite Hymns” is for everybody. If you’ve got a hymn, or two hymns, or half a dozen of them that you’d like to share, just let us know.

‘The Love of God’

I’d never heard this beautiful hymn before, but there it was on the list of Your Favorite Hymns. The Love of God, sung in gorgeous harmony by the Mennonite Hour Singers: and background sets by God the Father.

If you have favorite hymns you’d like to share, just drop us a line.

‘Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise’

I love those 19th century hymns, and I’m glad readers have selected a goodly number of them for Your Favorite Hymns. This is Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, sung by the Smucker family–with background sets by God the Creator.

‘Break Thou the Bread of Life’ (Fountainview)

I’m always happy when a hymn by Fountainview Academy comes up on the list–these kids can really sing! they can make music without musical instruments, in the service of the Lord. Can’t beat that. So here they are with Break Thou the Bread of Life.

‘The Ninety and Nine’

We are the kind of sheep that keep the shepherd busy. We’re always getting lost. Always wandering blindly into danger.  And when we do, the Good Shepherd leaves the ninety and nine and comes looking for the one that’s lost.

Your Favorite Hymns continues with The Ninety and Nine, sung by Burl Ives.

‘Spirit of the Living God’

I came to Spirit of the Living God on the list of Your Favorite Hymns, and found this rather nice version by unnamed “studio musicians.” Well, the Lord knows who they are, if we don’t. Toiling away as an uncredited studio musician–well, it’s a living. And God really does know who you are.

‘Breathe on Me, Breath of God’

Your Favorite Hymns marches on with Breathe on Me, Breath of God–from 1878, sung here by the Mountain Anthems. Background sets by God the Father.

There’s still plenty of room in the wagon for whatever hymns you’d like to share.

‘Just As I Am’

Today’s selection from the list of Your Favorite Hymns–Just as I Am, by the Voices of Eden Gospel Choir at University of North Carolina.

We’re not going to run out of hymns, so please feel free to request as many as you like.