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Encore, 'O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing'

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing.

This is the hymn the old-fashioned way. This is how George Washington would have heard it, in his lifetime.


'Light of the World, Thy Beams I Bless'

Charles Wesley wrote this hymn sometime in the middle of the 18th century, and Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform it in the style of the time– 31 more words


'Come Thou Almighty King'

Sometime in the 18th century, Italian composer Felice de Giardini created what has become the standard melody for this ancient hymn, first seen in a hymnal dating from 1580. 37 more words


'Cwm Rhondda' in Welsh

In case you were wondering, this is what the hymn sounds like in its original language.

Now, I don’t speak Welsh, but I love Welsh hymns. 21 more words


'God of Grace and God of Glory

Here’s our old friend, the Welsh melody “Cwm Rhondda” again, this time to carry the lyrics, God of Grace and God of Glory–sung by the congregation and choir of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. 29 more words


'Christ Shall Have Dominion'

If you don’t already know this hymn, the first thing you’re going to think is, “Hey, that’s Onward, Christian Soldiers!” Actually it’s Christ Shall Have Dominion… 71 more words


'Our God, He Is Alive'

And to start our day, here’s the Kingdom Quartet beautifully singing Our God, He Is Alive. They don’t need musical instruments to back them up: their voices are the instrument, giving glory to God.