Question for Hymn Singers

Discussion in 'A capella Exclusive Psalmody' started by PaulCLawton, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. PaulCLawton

    PaulCLawton Puritan Board Freshman

    I am not offended, and I do not disagree that we should be "suspicious of our preferences", I just think calling it "dangerous" in this context is hyperbolic. Though I thought I was already clear on this, I will say again for the record: I do not think that the question I have asked is the "proper question", or the most important question, or the only question or perhaps even a very good question, it is just the question I had, which is obviously completely subordinate the actual EP debate.
  2. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    Thanks Jeff, your line of thinking is sort of what I was getting at in my original question. Let's say that hypothetically the EP position is wrong, I still wonder in what situation one would one say to oneself "I think I should choose the uninspired over the inspired".[/QUOTE]

    I suppose one could say that without being convicted of ep position there is the ability to choose between inspired and uninspired. As for me, the Psalms seem to speak to the theme of the worship.

    What I would like to say is that while hymns (all hymns) are not inspired like the Psalms are I don't believe hymns cannot be used in worship. We are to worship God with our whole-beings. We are to offer ourselves up as living sacrifices and for me that means our talents (hymn-writing) and our voices (singing). Bach wrote every piece of music to the glory of the Lord and I am confident Luther didn't consider it a sin when he wrote 'Ein Feste Burg.'

    I would ask the question whether EP is salvific. If it is not a matter of salvation then I would lean toward Christian liberty.
  3. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    Points all well taken. My post was not well thought out.
  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    I just can't form a mental picture of Austin rocking out in a worship service - so help us out brother, and post one...

    For deterrent purposes only, of course. :D No, thoughts of blackmail never entered my mind...
  5. seajayrice

    seajayrice Puritan Board Sophomore

    What is the best way to select a melody for our psalm singing? Is there a benefit to using American folk tunes or western European compositions versus John Denver or the Carpenters?
  6. Mindaboo

    Mindaboo Puritan Board Graduate

    You haven't smelled his feet. ;)

    I don't think a picture is enough. We need video. Chris Tomlin doesn't bother me. I like my "Jesus is my boyfriend music". I listen to Chris Tomlin here at home and some other Christian groups. But you already know that. Even though I do listen to some CCM at home, I don't want to sing it during worship.
  7. thbslawson

    thbslawson Puritan Board Freshman

    No. But I've also never heard a sermon that was better than the text.
  8. dean iii

    dean iii Puritan Board Freshman

    Fun to read responses to query. Certainly Psalms inspired by Holy Spirit. A blessing to read; but cannot help but believe Holy Spirit also inspired Mr. Spafford (It is well with my soul) and others. Love the Psalms, love our hymns too.
  9. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    That is impossible (unless you mean something different by inspired in each case); else Mr Spafford would be writing Scripture.
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  10. Peairtach

    Peairtach Puritan Board Doctor

    The hymns should be relegated to the second rank of Christian songs in keeping with the teaching of Scripture on the Psalms.

    This is achieved by Exclusive Psalmody at the stated services.

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