By Request, ‘Angels Long to Look into These Things’

I requested this on Lee Duigon’s blog a couple of months ago. “Angels Long To Look Into These Things”, my favorite a capella song, sung by Acappella.

Lee Duigon

Requested by Joshua: Angels Long to Look into These Things, by Acappella. Taken from the Scriptures, 1 Peter 1:12. “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”

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By Request, ‘Awesome God’ by Glad

“Awesome God” sung by GLAD was my first hymn request on Mr. Lee Duigon’s blog! Amazing voices! Enjoy!

Lee Duigon

Wow! This Joshua’s first hymn request, and it just blew me out of the water–Awesome God, sung a capella by Glad. Awesome, too, what can be done with human voices when the singers put their minds to it.

You might want to turn up the volume on this one.

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Wow! It’s December now! It’s the season to celebrate Christmas, the holiday to remember Christ’s birth. I would like to post this Christmas hymn sung by GLAD, which is “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen“, meaning “God make you mighty, gentlemen”.

(This was my first Christmas carol request for the Christmas Carol Contest on Lee Duigon’s blog.)

Here’s one with lyrics:

 

 

The Hymn of Joy

In the summer of 1785, a German poet by the name of Friedrich Schiller wrote the well-known ode, or poem, “Ode to Joy”.

In 1824, the great German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven completed the Symphony No. 9, probably the most famous piece of classical music, using the words “Ode to Joy”.

And in the year 1907, Henry van Dyke, an American, wrote the poem “The Hymn of Joy”, commonly known as “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”, setting it with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”.

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” is a much loved hymn, and here we have my favorite Christian singing group, GLAD, singing it a cappella!

Lyrics: (from Wikipedia)

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee
God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee
Op’ning to the Sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
fill us with the light of day!
All Thy works with joy surround Thee
Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays
Stars and angels sing around Thee
center of unbroken praise
Field and forest, vale and mountain
Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea
chanting bird and flowing fountain
call us to rejoice in Thee!
Thou art giving and forgiving
ever blessing, ever blest
well-spring of the joy of living
ocean-depth of happy rest
Thou the Father, Christ our Brother—
all who live in love are Thine
Teach us how to love each other
lift us to the Joy Divine!
Mortals join the mighty chorus
which the morning stars began
Father-love is reigning o’er us
brother-love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward
victors in the midst of strife
joyful music lifts us sunward
in the triumph song of life!