“It’s a pastor’s duty to actually ensure his congregation have songs they carry with them through life.”
“If the songs we sing to ourselves and to each other are just of the moment, detached from Scripture and lacking in history or perspective, we’ve little to keep us moored to Truth. But when we are intentional about singing and the songs we sing, we build up a testimony that will travel with us through life”
Do we think carefully and intentionally about the music we select in church, and why? do we assess the richness and accuracy of its theological content? its ‘sing-ability’ through carefully crafted melody? the way it reinforces the cross of Christ and its implications for our discipleship and disciple making? Modern Hymn writer Keith Getty offers some helpful and insightful perspectives on these issues here in his Podcast on “Easter Hymns” and in this article – “Why You Need to Sing Loudly in Church“. Well worth thinking through.