Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
The style of music that an evangelical church features in its worship service is arguably the most important consideration for someone to attend. In fact, many churches offer multiple types of services—traditional, contemporary, blended—mostly to appeal to congregants’ musical preferences.
This is ironic, considering Scripture does not mention music as a significant aspect of 1st Century church services, whereas today up to half or more of a typical church service is music.
Music is a gift from God to man. Only man is able to create music and appreciate its artistic beauty. And music is powerful—it inspires and influences for good or evil beyond words alone.
So how should Christians approach music, both inside the church and outside? Philip Webb, is a professional operatic and classical tenor who is also the editor of a new hymnal entitled Hymns of Grace. He joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview.
NOTE: We are carrying the 524-page Hymns of Grace hymnal in our store.
From an online reviewer:
“There is perhaps no greater compilation around than this hymnal. It contains the best and most theologically solid of the ancient hymns, 18th & 19th century hymns, modern hymns, and newer hymns of the reformed Christian faith. Whether you’re looking for a new, solid book of hymns for personal devotion, family worship, or for your church, this is the hymnal for you!”
For more information on the hymnal visit their website HymnsofGrace.com