Provided by my chess-page colleague, “Ohio Chess Fan”–Stand Up for Jesus, a brisk and forthright hymn from the 1850s, sung by the Celebration Choir. This is the kind of hymn that squishy liberals can’t stand–the kind of hymn the Church needs!
This is the kind of hymn that makes simpering liberal go-along-to-get-along churchmen cringe: The Son of God Goes Forth to War: written in 1812 by Reginald Heber, sung here by Joe Stout. It can also be sung to the tune of The Minstrel Boy.
Let’s not forget that Jesus Christ is King of kings, whose right it is to rule. And the sooner He claims it and establishes His throne, the better.
We usually hear this around Christmas-time and Easter, but Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords all 365 days of the year. Any time’s a good time for The Hallelujah Chorus, from G.F. Handel’s The Messiah: performed by the Royal Choral Society.
“3 And He [Jesus Christ] spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing, 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him [the Lord Jesus Christ] the iniquity of us all.”
“[Jesus said,] I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.”
Hooray! I’ve been nominated for the Top Ten Songs Tag by Keziah!! Thank you so much, Keziah! This is my first tag, which I think is some kind of award! (This is my tenth award!!! 🙂 ) Please visit and follow her at: https://keziahe.home.blog/ !!
The Rules For the Top Ten Songs Tag:
1. List your top ten songs in answer to the questions.
2. Hyperlink the songs if at all possible.
3. Tag as many people as you want.
4. Feel free to use my graphic or one of your own.
5. Have fun!!! 🙂
All right! It’s Q&A time!!!
What’s a soundtrack song you can’t help but sing along to?
The Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack song, “He’s a Pirate,” is, I think, quite cool!
What’s a song that makes you cry every time, without fail?
Like you, Keziah, I don’t cry when I listen to songs, but I am of course moved when I listen to Christian hymns and songs, especially “It is Well With My Soul.” Hymns are the world’s #1 important songs!!
A song that I liked when I was a youngster, a song that rang in the early mornings when I was living in a nostalgic neighborhood, was “Love is Blue” by Paul Mauriat. This song brought me to tears at that time. Every time I hear this song, I think about the ol’ neighborhood. I will never forget that neighborhood full of good memories.
If you’re a writer, what song best sums up your main character? If you don’t write…song for your favorite book’s main character?
“Be Thou My Vision” by Ron and Kelly best sums up one of the main characters from my favorite book, Bell Mountain, whose name is Jack. (Please click on the link, and it’s the 2nd song.)