Your Sunday Hymn: The Summons

The Summons aka “Will You Come and Follow Me was written by John L. Bell in 1980. The melody, ‘Kelvingrove’, is a Scottish traditional melody.

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: Onward Christian Soldiers

Onward, Christian Soldiers” is a 19th-century English hymn written by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1865. The music was composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1871.

Sullivan named the tune “St. Gertrude,” after the wife of his friend Ernest Clay Ker Seymer, at whose country home he composed the tune.[1][2] The Salvation Army adopted the hymn as its favoured processional.[3] The piece became Sullivan’s most popular hymn.[1] The hymn’s theme is taken from references in the New Testament to the Christian being a soldier for Christ, for example II Timothy 2:3 (KJV): “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

Your Sunday Hymn: All Are Welcome

A splendid studio production of a favorite Christian Hymn by Marty Haugen – “All Are Welcome”:

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: The Battle Hymn Of the Republic

The Battle Hymn of the Republic was sung by a uniting congregation of thousands at Saint Paul’s Cathedral for the 9/11 Memorial Services in London, England, attended by the Royal Family and “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher on September 14th 2001. Prayer services were by the Reverend and Archbishop of Canterbury (1991-2002), George Carey.

Your Sunday Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

For your listening pleasure – a live studio performance of Chelsea Moon singing the traditional Irish hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.”

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

A combined performance of “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” by the Sanctuary Choir, the Cathedral Choir of Young Men and Boys, the Cecilian Carolers, organ and orchestra  at the First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, Iowa.

Gorgeous:

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: Choral Meditations from National Shrine of Immaculate Conception

I had the pleasure of attending mass twice, there this lent (during CPAC) and was impressed by the incredible quality of the outstanding choir.

Here are some Choral Meditations from National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, recorded 3-31-2013.

You can see Callista Gingrich (Newt’s wife) on the right side of the choir.

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