Monday, July 12, 2010

They say it better... Hymns

I love hymns.  One of the things I miss most about Moody is singing hymns in Chapel -- organ and all.  So, as part of the boys' schooling this summer, they've memorized a few of them.  So far, we've done:  Holy, Holy, Holy; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; and part of May The Mind of Christ My Savior.  They love it, and I love that they are storing up these theologically-rich stanzas in their little minds.  They'll hopefully be useful one day, as they have been for me.  For worship.  For encouragement.  For perseverance.

Here is an article by Matthew Smith who puts some of these hymns to new melodies that we can all appreciate.  Let me know what you think.

My future hymn players.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing that Sarah. Graham really loves traditional hymms, would probably prefer that was all we sang, but I enjoy the music of praise songs - this is the best of both worlds. And the heart behind it is truly Worship. (And when he says his influences are U2, Wilco, & the Beatles, I'm SOLD!) :)

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