Considering the paramount chaos that surrounds us, what song will be more fitting for us to sing than Revive Us Again? But instead of philosophizing, let’s have a bit of a background on how the hymn came to be. The ...

Our Lady, Lynda Randle In case we’re not aware, she founded “A Woman After God’s Own Heart” in 2008. It’s a two-day conference that offers a spiritual retreat for all women. In it, they draw inspirations from keynote speakers, shared ...

Pure joy! Those two words popped up upon hearing these two legends voices in a duet for the hymn, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Shame that we lost Patsy Cline so soon. She and Willie could have done more ...

†I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory, to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love. OUR HYMN – I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY First published in 1866, it had two sections ...

c/o:raredelightsmagazine “I don’t need to go to church. I’m fine talking to God right here on my farm.” That’s the usual response from grandpa each Sunday we ask him to go with us to church. He’s not a religious man, ...

Coney Island September 26, 1897 The speaker couldn’t make it for the Sunday School kickoff. Superintendent Charles Overton had to stand on his behalf. As he begins the impromptu speech, Overton caught sight of the flag near the podium. He ...

Nothing but love for these men in using their God-given singing voices to uplift souls in their acapella version of “Amazing Grace.” Bet you folks knew already the lyrics, so why not sing along with them? But you know what’s ...

We’ve heard numerous songs about how people felt whenever they pondered on Jesus’ sacrifice. Majority of them were heartbroken at the realization that for a long time, they’ve been ungrateful to his grace. But it wasn’t just mankind who came ...

 One of the three popular hymns about Jesus’ redeeming blood, “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” also incorporates an upbeat rhythm. Hence, it’s good for the heart to sing along with the bluegrass rendition of this widely sang hymn of ...

Besides pulling old-time gospel songs to the surface, we got another series of optimistic songs about faith. That’s called “Gospel Joy”. Thought it might get confusing over time, but the more I dig into their histories, the better I understand ...

I grew up singing hymns. My granny’s a devoted Baptist and she would take me to church with her on Sundays.  Morning and evening, we participated in the services. Prior to the message, we would sing songs from big, thick, songbooks.  The ...

Early 1980’s  This is the first time the song will be sang in public. The spectators listened in stunned silence as Glen Payne beautifully sang the three verses. Then as he moved to the chorus, the audience leap to their ...

Memphis, Tennessee 1963 Fifteen minutes before the Gospel singing group, LeFevres were to perform on stage, a young lad in an army suit arrived. He was dirty and unshaven from hitching rides and hiking all night and the following day. ...

Rock of Ages, Cleft for me Who would not recognize that line? Regardless of the denomination, you’ll find that church people are familiar with the aforementioned hymn. Written in the mid- 1700’s in England, it has outlived many church orders ...

Because I haven’t heard this played for quite some time, here’s a Southern Gospel song written by Ira Stanphill in 1949. “Mansion Over the Hilltop” by Dailey & Vincent This duo’s harmony never disappoints. By listening to them, you’ll get ...

How can a simple song be so powerful? Discover by listening to the following clip. Holly Williams in “How Can You Refuse Him Now?” More than half a century ago, Hank Williams Sr. wrote this hymn. The imagery of Jesus ...

It’s not just the angels in heaven that are rejoicing over the salvation of one soul. Even earthlings could not help but shout for joy when one of their dear ones got saved. To this hymn’s songwriter, Ms. Anna W. ...

Much respect to Mr. Tennessee Ernie Ford for his unwavering commitment to the appreciation of hymns. Here again, we’re featuring one of his soul-stirring rendition of a hymn that most may not be familiar with. Have a good listen to ...