Faith walk: Something is missing

Dr. William P. Register, Pastor
Posted 6/28/17

Today’s churches are missing something powerful and wonderful by forsaking the singing of hymns. It is considered contemporary to sing the newer songs in our worship. This is not a complaint …

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Faith walk: Something is missing

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Today’s churches are missing something powerful and wonderful by forsaking the singing of hymns. It is considered contemporary to sing the newer songs in our worship. This is not a complaint about the “new” music, but rather an expression of sorrow because of what we have lost.
There is more scriptural truth in certain hymns than you will find in a whole collection of newer music.
Just think of the many wonderful truths we hardly ever hear sung.

Jesus, I my cross have taken
All to leave and follow Thee;
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shall be.

Great truths in the hymns rise in our thoughts, easily. And those strong truths reinforced our faith with their clear teaching.

There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins.
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.

Great suffering produced the deep resonance of God’s mercy, grace and love that so prevail in the teaching of the hymns. Poets such as Fannie Crosby, Horatio Spafford, Annie Johnson Flint, and many others, wrote from suffering hearts the beautiful truths that have strengthened us for so long.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

We may not sing them much in church services now, but I can still sing them “all the day long.”
There are so many of these wonderful, powerful hymns. They fill my mind right now because I have sung them most of my life. Their message of truth resonates and I am blessed as I remember them. Pick up an old hymn book and read the message of the powerful poetry you will find there.

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