I'm not really advocating for any of these videos, but it's a pretty bleak landscape out there, both with regard to quality of video and quality of performance. But I did get a kick out of the Leaning On the Everlasting Arms clips, with all those happy old fogies. They sure look pleased to be there.
Anyway, the subject of today was prayer, and specifically on having faith that God is reliable. So we mashed those three together at a good clip, and it worked pretty well - especially with our friend Poon playing upright bass. Then we closed with this prayer:
Later we did a version of Be Thou My Vision but with different lyrics. I went internet-poking for something in the same meter (10.10.10.10) and found this hymn called Lead Us, O Father, In the Paths of Peace. It works along the familiar melody, but some of the phrases are pretty awkward. We did it anyway and it seemed to go over fine. So now I'm pretty eager to get back to this website - http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/ - to mess with more obscure lyrics in commonplace melodies & meters. Here are the lyrics, I think they're worth contemplating a time or two.