16 January 2011

And Can it be That I should Gain



Feeling nostalgic and thought I'd post one of my favourite hymns.

10 comments:

PamBG said...

Does anyone know whether that was Wesley's Chapel? It looked like it might be, but I'm not that familiar with it.

Richard Hall said...

I don't *think* so, but it's so long since I was at Wesley's Chapel that I wouldn't want to be too bold.

PamBG said...

Maybe a Central Hall somewhere? It looks rather big.

Steve Hayes said...

It could have been an Orthodox one.

PamBG said...

Interesting, Steve, why do you say that? Is it something about the architecture?

markrowland said...

It is Wesley's Chapel. It doesn't help that you don't actually get many good views of it in the video.

PamBG said...

Thanks, Mark. It was because of the brief glimpses that I wasn't sure. I suppose in the original television show, people would have known it was coming from Wesley's Chapel.

robert said...

Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Your post caught my eye because I have one on Wesley's hymn myself this morning. This is one of the greatest hymns in the English language. His description of conversion ("Long my imprisoned spirit...") can hardly be equalled by any other hymn.

I've enjoyed the video clip many times myself. It's a wonderful example of congregational singing. (Too bad the synch is off a bit.)

PamBG said...

Robert, I love this hymn and have the same feelings about the words "my chains fell off" which always send a shiver down my spine and sometimes reduce me to tears.

I will check out our blog.

In listening to this clip again, I saw someone I know in the congregation (I lived in London for 17 years). It *is* too bad about the synch but it's still worth it.

PamBG said...

I can't find your blog, Robert. Would you post a link?