Singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord

My online friend, Kerri, commented on one of my posts regarding singing of the Psalms in the worship of the Lord. I had never heard the quote which she cited, but I liked it. So, here is that portion of her comment, for all of you to read:

James Jordan in his _Thesis_on_Worship_ says “Ephesians 5:19 says that we are to speak ‘to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord.’ We don’t need even to discuss what ‘hymns and spiritual songs’ are because we have not yet mastered the psalms. Once we know all 150 psalms, we can then decide what are appropriate hymns and spiritual songs.”

I guess that would sum up what I think as well. I don’t know if God forbids the use of hymns in worship, but we certainly could do no wrong, and would protect ourselves much better from error if we would learn the psalms and then worry about the rest. 🙂

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