9 Reasons Every Church Needs to Sing Hymns

Part of an on-going discussion. I like almost all types and all can be used. Don’t like one form to be the sole medium.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2016/01/26/9-reasons-every-church-needs-to-sing-hymns/

As with Gladness Men of Old – old

I am not familiar with this Christmas song.

DateAs with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold;
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright;
So, most gracious God, may we
Evermore be led to thee.

As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly cradle bed,
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek thy mercy-seat.As they offered gifts most rare
At that cradle rude and bare;
So may we with holy joy,
Pure, and free from sin’s alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to thee, our heav’nly King.Holy Jesus, ev’ry day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds thy glory hide.

In the heav’nly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown,
Thou its Sun which goes not down;
There for ever may we sing
Alleluias to our King.

‘Noel’ – Lauren Daigle’s Stunning Performance of Chris Tomlin’s ‘Noel’

Great worship songs do their best work when they remind us of the things Scripture teaches as well as usher us into the presence of God. “Noel,” written by Chris Tomlin and performed by Lauren Daigle, does exactly this.

Just take a look at two of the verses of the song, which reference verses from Isaiah and the Gospels:

Love incarnate, love divine
Star and angels gave the sign
Bow to babe on bended knee
The Savior of humanity
Unto us a Child is born
He shall reign forevermore

Son of God and Son of man
There before the world began
Born to suffer, born to save
Born to raise us from the grave
Christ the everlasting Lord
He shall reign forevermore

Video: The Amazing Story Behind the Song “O Holy Night”

https://churchleaders.com/daily-buzz/315467-video-the-amazing-story-behind-the-song-o-holy-night.html

God Uses Christian Song to Lead Man to Confess Murder

https://churchleaders.com/news/357979-god-uses-christian-song-redeemed-lead-man-confess-murder.html

‘Build My Life’ Tops List of Most-Used Worship Songs by Churches

Check these songs out at:

https://churchleaders.com/news/358031-build-my-life-tops-list-of-most-used-worship-songs-by-churches.html

6 Reasons I Miss Hymns

http://chucklawless.com/2019/07/6-reasons-i-miss-hymns/