Sunday hymns

Acapeldridge – one man, four part harmony of hymns

Family and I found this YouTube channel AcapeldridgeThis is one Christian man, Michael Eldridge, who sings hymns doing all four parts of the harmony.

Many of the videos show him and have the lyrics at the bottom. Some of the hymns are ones I had heard before like “Send the Light”

and “Sound the Battle-Cry!

Others I had not heard before, but we’re just as good like “Sing to Me of Heaven”

and one of my new favorites “On Zion’s Glorious Summit”

Also, Acapeldridge has a number of albums without video of him singing HERE on YouTube


Sunday Hymns – Sunlight, Sunlight

Here is an upbeat song we sang last Sunday. It tells the story of someone being saved, living through the hard times with the Lord, the good times with God, journeying in this life, and looking forward to being with the Lord.

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of the darkness, hath shined in our hearts.” II Corinthians 4:6

Sunlight, Sunlight
Words by Judson W. Van DeVenter & music by Winfred S. Weeden

1. I wandered in the shades of night,
Till Jesus came to me,
And with the sunlight of His love
Bid all my darkness flee.

Sunlight, sunlight in my soul today,
Sunlight, sunlight all along the way;
Since the Savior found me
Took away my sin,
I have had the sunlight of his love within.

2. Though clouds may gather in the sky,
And billows round me roll,
However dark the world may be,
I’ve sunlight in my soul.


3. While walking in the light of God,
I sweet communion find;
O press with holy vigor on,
And leave the world behind.


4. I cross the wide-extended fields,
I journey o’er the plain,
And in the sunlight of His love
I reap the golden grain.


5. Soon I shall see Him as He is,
The light that came to me,
Behold the brightness of his face,
Throughout eternity.


Sunday Hymns – Dare to be a Daniel

Here’s another hymn by Philip P. Bliss. We sang “Dare to be a Daniel” last Sunday before Tom Cantor taught from Daniel 12:1-3.

The apostle Paul taught in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Also, referring to another Old Testament passage, the apostle said “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come (I Corinthians 10:11).

This hymn put to music these principles and applies them for us from the life of Daniel.

Dare to be a Daniel
word & music by Philip P. Bliss

1. Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s Band!

Dare to be a Daniel!
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known!

2. Many mighty men are lost,
Daring not to stand,
Who for God had been a host
By joining Daniel’s Band.


3. Many giants, great and tall,
Stalking thro’ the land,
Headlong to the earth would fall,
If met by Daniel’s Band.


4. Hold the gospel banner high;
On to vict’ry grand!
Satan and his host defy,
And shout for Daniel’s Band.


Sunday Hymns – Glory to His Name

“Glory to His Name” was one of the hymns we sang last Sunday. The verses of this hymn follow the sequence of (verse 1) getting saved, (verse 2) being saved, (verse 3) the new life, and (verse 4) calling others to salvation. The chorus then calls out “Glory to His Name!” for each of these.

In a sermon a couple weeks ago, Tom Cantor said, “The glory of God is the explanation of who God is.” And who God is, is expressed in what he does. God is good, so he does good. God is love, so he loves. God is just, so he does justly.

Glory to His Name

Words by Elijah a. Hoffman & music by John H. Stockton

Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

Glory to His Name, glory to His Name:
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

I am so wondrously saved from sin,
Jesus so sweetly abides within;
There at the cross where He took me in;
Glory to His Name!


Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin,
I am so glad I have entered in;
There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;
Glory to His Name!


Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
Glory to His Name!