‘A Mighty Fortress Is Our God’ Sung By Christians All Around the World!

It’s always an encouragement to see Christians mixing their voices together to sing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Please enjoy this amazing rendition of the beloved hymn by Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress, sung by a virtual choir consisting of participants all around the globe.

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalm 18:2)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

The lyrics:

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

(Lyrics taken from Timeless Truths.)

It is Well With My Soul (Pan Flute)

(The lyrics can be found if you click on the “CC” button or if you scroll down to the bottom of this page.)

~ David Döring – It is Well With My Soul ~

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:23

The Lyrics

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blessed assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trumpet shall sound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

(Lyrics taken from https://www.elyrics.net/read/h/hymn-lyrics/it-is-well-with-my-soul-lyrics.html)

O Wretched Man That I Am!

“O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 7:24-25a (King James Version)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23 (King James Version)

I Must Tell Jesus!

“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” – Psalm 55:22 NKJV

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace.” – Hebrews 4:16 KJV

“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, ‘Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me!'” – Mark 10:47 KJV

“At that time Jesus answered and said, ‘I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him. Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.'” – Matthew 11:25-30 KJV

‘Stand Up for Jesus’

Stand up, stand up for Jesus!!

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” – Ephesians 6:11

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 

“For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end.” – Hebrews 3:14

(From Lee Duigon’s blog.)

Lee Duigon

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!

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‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

Jesus Christ is Lord of lords and King of kings! Onward, Christian soldiers!

(This is from Lee Duigon’s blog.)

Lee Duigon

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.

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‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ (Why Not?) — Lee Duigon’s Blog

This is totally beautiful! Singing is a gift from God!

Lee Duigon

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.

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What Do You Think?

~ What Do You Think – by Acappella ~

Luke 15:3~7

“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.”

Isaiah 53:6

“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.”

John 10:11

“[Jesus said,] I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.”

(Scripture quotations from the KJV Bible)

 

Top Ten Songs Tag #2

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I was nominated on July 6th, 2019 by Rosy Marr!!

Thank you, Rosy, for nominating me for the Top Ten Songs Tag!! Please go and check out her beautiful blog at: https://rosyswritings.wordpress.com/ and don’t forget to follow!

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The Rules:

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!

1. What’s a soundtrack song you can’t help but sing along to?

I like the Rango theme song, but I don’t sing along to it…

2. What’s a song you love from a genre you don’t?

I don’t like rock, but I like this…

3. What’s a song that makes you cry every time, without fail?

I don’t really have a song that I cry to right now, but when I was little, I sort of cried to this song…

4. What would be your theme song?

Mine would be “Be Thou My Vision.”

5. What’s a song tied to a good memory?

“Gloria in Excelsis Deo” reminds me of watching Babe when I was young!!

6. 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” reminds me of the characters in the Bell Mountain Series by Lee Duigon!!

It’s the second song! Please listen to it!!!: http://ronandkellymusic.com/

7. What’s a song you always play on repeat?

I play “All Over the World” all over!

And “Vuela Paloma,” too!!!

8. What’s the most convicting song you’ve heard?

“A Mighty Fortress” is!!!

Also “Our God is an Awesome God”!!!

9. What song reminds you most of your childhood?

I played “Amazing Grace” with my dad on the piano at a recital a couple of years ago…

10. What’s your favorite song?

Hmm… WOW! That’s hard, but, other than “Be Thou My Vision,” I think it is “El Condor Pasa.”

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I will nominate this tag to…

Newblogger20

Jyoti

Jacquie A. Bradford

Child Of God

Thanks again, Rosy!! It was fun to do!! 🙂

Top Ten Songs Tag

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🎵 Nominated on June 18th, 2019! 🎵

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 you love from a genre you don’t?

I don’t like horror (If that even is a music genre?? 🙂 ), but I love “Ghost Riders in the Sky”!! I like the ones by Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson (duet) and Christopher Lee (my favorite actor!).

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!!

What would be your theme song?

My theme song would be “Be Thou My Vision,” my favorite hymn.

What’s a song tied to a good memory?

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.)

What’s a song you always play on repeat?

“Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb / I’ll Fly Away” by Alan Jackson.

What’s the most convicting song you’ve heard?

“Our God is an Awesome God” by GLAD, my favorite Christian a cappella singing group.

What song reminds you most of your childhood?

I used to listen to Anthony Way a lot when I was a child, and the song he sings that I love is “The Lord’s Prayer.” (Please click on the link, and it’s the 2nd song.)

What’s your favorite song?

Wow. That’s a hard question! 🙂 There’s more than one answer, so I will make a list here: “Be Thou My Vision,” “El Condor Pasa,” “O Holy Night,” “We Three Kings,” “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”… and much more!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

What is one song that greatly exceeded your expectations?

Alan Jackson’s rendition of “Blessed Assurance” exceeded my expectations!

I will nominate this tag to…

Joah Gabriel, Lydia Potter, and Elisha McFarland!

Thanks again, Keziah! It was fun sharing my favorite songs!