Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Today's video features the triumphant Christmas hymn, "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing." Written by Charles Wesley in 1739, the original opening line read, "Hark, how all the welkin [heaven or…

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O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Today's video brings another well-known Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem." The text was written by Phillip Brooks in 1868 following a trip to the town of Bethlehem three…

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Angels We Have Heard On High

Today's video features a well-known Christmas hymn, and one of my favorites, "Angels We Have Heard On High." It is a traditional French carol from the 18th century, originally titled,…

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Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

This week's video begins the celebration of the Advent season and the birth of Christ with, "Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne." Written in 1864 by Emily E. S. Elliott, the…

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Let All Things Now Living

Today's video wraps up a week of Thanksgiving and celebration with the hymn, "Let All Things Now Living." Written in 1938 by Katherine K. Davis, the text calls for the…

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Come Ye Thankful People Come

This special mid-week video continues the celebration of Thanksgiving with the hymn, "Come Ye Thankful People Come." Henry Alford penned the lyrics in 1844 as a commemoration of the harvest…

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We Gather Together

This week's video features a hymn of thanksgiving, "We Gather Together." Written in 1597 by Adrianus Valerius and originally titled "Wilt Heden Nu Treden", the song celebrates the victory of…

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Invention 9 in F minor

This week’s video features Bach’s Invention 9 in F minor, BWV 780. It's theme is expressive yet somber and introspective. The challenge of maintaining distinct phrasing between the two voices…

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Rescue the Perishing

It should come as no surprise that Fanny Crosby loved sharing the Gospel with others. That passion is seen in the many hymns she wrote during her lifetime, including this…

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Only Trust Him

This week's video features the hymn "Only Trust Him" Lyrics and music were written in 1869 by John Hart Stockton (1813-1877). Stockton was a preacher, musician, composer. He wrote a…

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