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May 2018 10 May 10, 2018

Some songs quote passages without their context, leaving the exegetical work to the listener--which isn’t inherently wrong but also isn’t helpful. Other songs distorts the true intent of the text by putting verses a new context, which does a tremendous disservice to the church and dishonor to God. I hope this article will challenge songwriters to write, pastors to select, and Christians to champion songs that treat passages in their original context with a renewed co...Read More

Apr 2018 23 Apr 23, 2018

You may only have to pick four songs every week to keep your boss satisfied and your congregation singing, but there’s so much more you actually can, should, and need to do to maintain your integrity as someone who has been called to sing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to the people God has called to worship Him in grace and truth....Read More

Apr 2018 1 Apr 1, 2018

We will feast in the house of Zion We will sing with our hearts restored He has done great things, we will say together We will feast and weep no more...Read More

Mar 2018 31 Mar 31, 2018

Let us love and sing and wonder, Let us praise the Savior’s Name! He has hushed the law’s loud thunder, He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame. He has washed us with His blood, He has brought us nigh to God. ...Read More

Mar 2018 30 Mar 30, 2018

At last, the sacrifice complete, He bursts the gates of hell And robs the serpent of his prey-- Victor Emmanuel....Read More

Mar 2018 29 Mar 29, 2018

When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride....Read More

Mar 2018 28 Mar 28, 2018

The law demands a weighty debt, And not a single mite will bate; But gospel sings of Jesus’ blood, And says it made the payment good....Read More

Mar 2018 27 Mar 27, 2018

Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear....Read More

Mar 2018 26 Mar 26, 2018

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal....Read More

Mar 2018 21 Mar 21, 2018

Writing for the church is good and God-glorifying, and I truly love doing it. I wonder, though, if more honest songs would arise if we didn’t only write for the church....Read More