What We Lost When We Lost Our Hymnals – Tim Challies

From “A Mom Looking Up”… Marcia, I love those old hymnals, too. And I’ll bet we have a lot of company!   –LD


A Mom Looking Up

We still use hymnals at “my church”. I was raised using one and I will likely die (or be raptured) still using it. The contemporary worship/praise music has its place, I suppose, and I’m not entirely against them, but I love the old hymns. The contemporary stuff…particularly the repetitive choruses…are like cool whip. Sweet addition to the pie, but they aren’t the pie. One thing the author of the following article did not mention, is the hymns tell The Gospel. There is meat, substance, to the lyrics that is often lacking in the current stuff.

Here is my grandfather’s copy of the hymnal I grew up with and still use today. It was given to my son when my grandfather went Home.

This one song above has the Gospel all over it. Kids grow up hearing this, the Word is being implanted in their hearts.


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About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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