Sunday, August 23, 2009

God's Hymnbook

Armchair Historian God's Hymnbook
John Calvin wanted the church to learn to sing again—as long as the words and melody pointed the heart towards God.

In Reformed churches people sing a lot, and what strikes outsiders is that they bring their own songbooks to the service. That many mothers have a stack of them to take to church every Sunday can be blamed on Calvin. God must be given praise, and those who know him do nothing more readily. God's Word demands a response, and singing is one means of response, preferably using God's own hymnbook, the Psalms. Click to continue.


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