The Old Hymns – Why They Still Matter

The following was sent to me by a Youth Pastor friend of mine in the DFW area:

Hi Nick, I came across the statement below in a parenthetical paragraph about doctrine being passed down through hymns (a practice you know stems from the NT). The book is written for High School grads & college freshmen. As a side note, they challenged students to read a hymnal and look at how each song presented the gospel in capsule. Here’s the quote: “Did you know, by the way, that the hymns of the church throughout history were intended primarily for that purpose — to teach and reinforce sound doctrine? … These songs weren’t just to dance to. They were to learn from.”

In a Christian Worship Music world flooded with “new”, don’t be quick to abandoned the “old.”

nw