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.
Do you love old-fashioned hymns? They don’t get much more old-fashioned than this, from 8th-century Ireland–and still beautiful, still blessing us today. Be Thou My Vision, sung here by the Lebanon County Youth Chorus.