In Ephesians, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:15-21)
In our modern churches, many have abandoned the singing of hymn and even fewer churches sing the Psalms anymore. Looking back at the centuries of hymns and and the Psalms, we see a view of God that is incomparable to many of the popular songs of today. Sadly, many of the songs that are popular in our churches today, present a very low view of God and have traded deep and true doctrine for entertaining and emotional.
I will be posting the lyrics of a Psalm, Hymn, or Spiritual Song in hopes of introducing or reminding my readers of the beauty and depth of the songs of our family history. I also plan to post a few of the wonderful modern songs.
Come Christians Join to Sing
by Christian H. Bateman (1843)
Come, lift your hearts on high,
Let praises fill the sky;
He is our Guide and Friend;
To us He’ll condescend;
His love shall never end.
Praise yet our Christ again,
Life shall not end the strain;
On heaven’s blissful shore,
His goodness we’ll adore,
If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.