Title

Sing a New Song

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-16-2019

Keywords

Public worship, Music, Church music, Martin Luther 1483-1546, Congregational singing

Abstract

"One hundred fifty years ago Adventist pioneers had an innovative vision for the church regarding music and worship. They were proactive in creating and compiling new hymns. They were publishing a new songbook almost every other year. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries most of these Lutheran chorales—also called Protestant hymns—were vibrant expressions of spiritual revival. Many of these powerful hymns are timeless and still relevant to our own generation. Some others, however, became obsolete. Never in Scripture do we find an invitation to “keep singing the old songs.” Just the opposite: “Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!” writes the psalmist (Ps. 96:1)."

Journal Title

Adventist World

Volume

15

Issue

5

First Page

24

Last Page

25

First Department

Music

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