Looking at the use of first person singular in the Psalms, this article shares some understanding as to how it may be understood and why it is not individualistic. Thus, the Psalms can be sung by the church. Applying this to the selection of hymns for church singing, the author shares some features that must characterize a church hymn.
This article looks at the way that the form and language of hymns are designed to capture the religious experience of the singer.
Around 400,000 hymns were written during the reign of Queen Victoria. What we can learn from this history? This article looks at the history of some of these hymns, drawing lessons for the church today.