January 29, 2022 Jason Hefner

#8: Why Do We Sing Hymns?

#8: Why Do We Sing Hymns?

Why Do we sing hymns? The Book of Order offers a helpful insight, "The singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs is a vital and ancient form of prayer. Singing engages the whole person, and helps to unite the body of Christ in common worship. The congregation itself is the church’s primary choir; the purpose of rehearsed choirs and other musicians is to lead and support the congregation in the singing of prayer. Special songs, anthems, and instrumental music may also serve to interpret the Word and enhance the congregation’s prayer. Music in worship is always to be an offering to God, not merely an artistic display, source of entertainment, or cover for silence." Here at Faith Church, our music leaders seek to lead us into diverse experiences of musical worship. Still, hymns are our musical foundation because they have been tested by time and have the approval of a wide range of Christian communities. Our new hymnal, Glory to God, promises to be a valuable resource as we worship together. Now you know, Why We Do That.