Saturday, 20 July 2013

A hymn.

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Matthew 26:30)

A 'hymn', ladies and gentlemen. A hymn. Not a praise song with a repeated chorus and a bridge, with an instrumental solo that causes at least 5 people to come in early because you had to guess, and the song 'leader' gave no indication.


David McKay said...

But what did NT writers understand by an hymn?

Jeri Tanner said...

Yes. They sang without a rhythm section, and so were *forced* to sing singable songs. Wherever did we get the idea that pop styles were amenable to the kind of singing Christ, the apostles and the early church enjoyed? Actually, I know the answer to that question. We so need a reformation of singing in the church! Thanks, Gordon-- well and wittily and sadly, truly expressed.

Anonymous said...

Jen Tanner

I agree.


Bob Mendelsohn said...

I wrote about singing and bands and worship today. I think we agree. Mendelsohn on worship

Anonymous said...

A shame many see it as a way to "liven things up" when we have many swelling christian anthems to ponder.
To be fair, there are some awful old dirges out there too