Singing has been a vital part of the life of God's people since the Old Testament. This article encourages the use of hymns in the worship of the church, but particularly hymns rich with godly experience as well as a focus on the mercies of God in his Son. The church must exercise great care in choosing its hymns.
This article is the second in a trilogy looking at the heritage of hymns left behind by Philip Doddridge. Here the author focuses on the orthodoxy behind Doddridge's hymns, maintaining that the church is called to sing about Christ as incarnate, crucified, resurrected, and ascended into heaven as the head of the church.
This article is the first in a trilogy looking at the heritage of hymns left behind by Philip Doddridge. Here the author provides a short biography of Doddridge's life, with a special focus on the way his hymns have been accepted by the church. The author also discusses the nature of the hymns for congregational singing.
This article shows that John Calvin and Martin Luther shared the same conviction: that restoring singing to God's people is part of restoring true worship. The author shows how their differing starting principles led to their different views on the place of hymns and psalms in a worship service, as well as the place of musical instruments.