For those of you who may not have heard, Karen Ball’s father passed away this past week. She has been providing in-home care for a long time. He was a former pastor and loved the old hymns of the faith.
My father passed away four years ago this month. He too loved the old hymns and particularly liked to hear me sing “How Great Thou Art.”
The lives of these two fathers are what inspired my choice for today’s video. It is a creative arrangement of four classic hymns, “How Great Thou Art,” “It is Well with My Soul,” “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” and “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
The legacy of great music lives on.
Elizabeth Van Tassel
One of my favorites, too. Loved singing it years ago in a large choir. Very powerful. Our prayers are with Karen and her family. Bless you all.
My father died when I was 16 and his favorite songs were Majesty and Up From the Grave He Arose, which I would play for him on the piano. To this day, I can’t hear those songs without thinking of him.
Thanks for sharing, Steve. LOVE the music.
Karen – I’m so sorry for your loss. May God’s comforting arms be very much around you and your family in the days and weeks ahead.
My father would have referred to this as “hash,” but loved it. I love it, too. Thanks.
Thank you for this. My condolences to Karen.
So encouraging and enriching of one’s soul. Another old favorite of mine is “Deeper and Deeper” by Oswald J. Smith. It may not have the dynamic music of some old songs but the words really speak to me. Perhaps others will be blessed by finding it and singing the words. For Him, Bob
Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the hymns and was blessed to hear their interesting medley with all the amazing soaring notes and harmonies!
There is so much grace and truth in these great hymns. Thank you for sharing and allowing us the chance to pray for Karen and together, celebrate the promise of eternity.
Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. But what a legacy of faith he has left to you! Blessings on your family during this time.
Sheri Dean Parmelee
So sorry to hear about Karen’s loss. I know it is difficult to lose a parent and pray for comfort for her family.
The songs were awesome! Thanks for sharing them, Steve. A couple of those fellows looked awfully young…..the one on the right’s voice hasn’t changed yet…….just kidding. A bit of humor at a difficult time can sometimes be a comfort in itself. Best wishes and hugs to Karen and her family.
Karen, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family during this time of grief.
Karen, I pray the Lord’s strength and the loving memories of a godly father will comfort you during this time of loss. How wonderful for you to know he is in the presence of the our Lord and able to worship Him unencumbered by earthly cares and interruptions. A special hug from a sister in Christ.
The arrangement of voices is calming. Thank you for sharing this medley of a legacy of hymns that Karen’s father, your father, and many others love. Hymns are a beautiful connection with loved ones who have gone on before us. Praying for both of your families.
So sorry, Karen – and thinking of you and praying for you. The hymns are beautiful and a wonderful tribute to your father. Bless you…
Love seeing guys in jeans singing hymns! What timeless, comforting words.
Here is another stunning version of “How Great Thou Art” sung by Susan Boyle:
We sing verses of this mixed in with other songs at our church. I love it. Thank you for the treat. Prayers for Karen and family.
Beautiful. Listening to this “combs the snarls” out of my soul and spirit. Thank you for sharing this and your experience. Condolences on the loss of your father. My mother “went to be with Jesus” four years ago and sometimes I miss her like it was yesterday.
Karen, prayers lifted up for God’s sweet peace to be so very present in the days ahead,
I lost my Grandma in 2006, and I still think about her every day. I’m so sorry, Karen. I pray God will bring you peace and even joy in the memories in the weeks ahead. Like my Mom and I both said after Grandma (her Mom) passed… “This is the tough part. We know we’ll see her again. We just have to get through this part.” May you look back and smile over those precious memories, and may you have such excitement and hope for the Day when you will see your father again in the presence of our Heavenly Father.
Steve, what a beautiful tribute. Thank you.