“O God, Beyond All Praising” (THAXTED)

It was during the turmoil of World War I that English composer Gustav Holst completed The Planets, arguably one of the most popular orchestral suites ever written.   The suite has seven movements, each named for a planet.  While experiencing the complete suite is certainly ideal, movements are sometimes performed individually.  In the case of…

“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

With a few decades now behind me as a church musician, I have attended, played and/or sung for many funerals and memorial services.  Time and time again I have seen people turn to Psalm 23 for comfort in time of loss.  Whenever I hear Psalm 23, I am reminded of a very specific time and…

“He Hideth My Soul”

There aren’t many songs that can be played over many generations and in various styles yet still ring true.  Maybe you will hear it on a Sunday, played as a traditional arrangement on the wonderful organ.  Maybe you will sing it as a congregation. Sit back and enjoy this version sung by Guy Penrod.  As…