Archives For Hymnology

Since the dawn of creation and throughout history, singing has characterized God’s people in worship.  Mandated and exemplified in the Bible, singing is integral to corporate worship and is itself an act of worship. Psalms and hymns are a fundamental means by which believers respond to divine grace, communicate their praise, affirm their faith and proclaim spiritual truth. – From the preface to the Trinity Hymnal

Throughout history, God’s Church has a rich tradition of singing to the glory of God.  Yet, in many churches, the hymnal has been jettisoned in favor of the praise song and corporate worship has been abandoned for the musical performance.  The Scriptures, however, command the people of God to “speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19).  Why is it imperative that the people of God sing?  Continue Reading…