“The act of singing these songs becomes a blessing, healing, reassuring and energizing force for the heart and soul of a congregation.”
Our repertoire of hymnody forms a powerful part of our personal memory, which in turn, becomes part of our communal memory. Hymns often become our favorites because they are sung at times of high emotion. In fact, many of our hymns were conceived at such times for the hymn writers. For generations, our hymns have been sung at baptisms and funerals, weddings and anniversaries, in times of joy and sorrow, and indeed in many other contexts across time and space. These emotional experiences are seared deeply into our memory and more importantly are joined together with others in community.
These become an integral part of the entire fabric of the Body of Christ. Church musician and composer David Cherwien says, “The act of singing these songs becomes a blessing, healing, reassuring and energizing force for the heart and soul of a congregation.”
Soli Deo Gloria!
Ben KeseleyMinister of Music