Worshiping in my home tonight.
This is how great hymns have always been sung. It is truly uplifting and beautiful. This represents the very best of the English tradition of church music -- a large cathedral full of singers led by an expert choir. The choristers sing a descant in the final verse -- 30 boys whose voices rise above the singing of a thousand. I love this edifying and respectful type of music. It trumps the rock show music that is so often found in our American churches today. These hymns need not die.
Jesus, I bless your holy name. If we don't praise you, even the very stones will rise up in praise and worship of you. Can you imagine singing this in heaven with all the angels and saints? May our Lord and Savior reign forever and ever!
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet thy tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Evermore His praises sing.
Praise the everlasting King!