Crown Him with Many Crowns – Ryan Mueller at the Organ

Here is Ryan Mueller yesterday playing Crown Him with Many Crowns. As he was playing, the words of that hymn resonated in my mind. Music like this uplifts and supports the words, unlike so much of contemporary worship music which often wars with, competes with or obscures the words being sung.

Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne,
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o’er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save.
His glories now we sing,
who died, and rose on high,
who died, eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
those wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For thou hast died for me;
thy praise and glory shall not fail
throughout eternity.

 

Here is Ryan Mueller on why he enjoys the pipe organ.

7 thoughts on “Crown Him with Many Crowns – Ryan Mueller at the Organ

  1. Tom says:

    Ryan, thank you for giving us the blessing of hearing this wonderful hymn played with the gravity and respect it deserves. You and Will are an inspiration and encouragement to all of us who sometimes miss this kind of quality music in our own churches. The Lord bless you as you continue to develop your gifts, and may he make your way plain.

  2. Anne Schaller Koch says:

    Thanks you again for posting these videos. It is wonderful to see young men devote themselves to such a worthwhile course of study and hard work. The benefit to themselves and others is immeasurable.

  3. Kristi says:

    Ingrid, thank you for sharing these recordings. I appreciate it. I have been able to share this link with familiy and friends who have never heard Ryan play organ. Both Will and Ryan have been blessed with a gift; I pray that they continue to use it to the glory of God the rest of their lives. Thanks again, Kristi (Ryan’s mother).

  4. Jenn says:

    There are a lot of phenomenally talented young organists these days. Here is James Kennerley organist at St. Mary the Virgin with his improvised postlude on “Veni Creator”:

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