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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Kevin DeYoung has added two posts to his blog on The Gospel Coalition blog site regarding the music used in churches.  If you’re at all interested in the subject, they’re very good reading.  He’s titled it “Ten Principles for Church Song” and it comes in two parts, five principles each.

The first five are here.  The quote below is taken from this post.

I imagine the Apostle Paul, if he were writing to the church today, might have something to say about our worship style.  “If I sing in style of the hippest music, but have not love, I am only a banging drum or a strumming guitar.  If I have a gift for reading music and enjoy the richest hymns, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I am discerning of excellent music and fine poetry, but have not love, I gain nothing.” The first principle for singing as a congregation and choosing music for the congregation is love.

The second five can be found here, for the total of 10.  I’m not sure why everybody has to do a top 10 list – maybe we should thank Moses for that.

Read both blogs, and then tell me what you think.

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