I never thought I’d say this…I miss the Hymns. Must be the result of moving into the sunset years of my life. I also never thought I’d say music at church is too loud, but it usually is… and I miss the hymns.
I really don’t have objections to the new style of worship, except for the occasional “whoa ohh ohh ohh’s” etc. I miss the Hymns.
You can flip the order of the service, have offering stations and self-administered communion, I actually like those things…I just miss the Hymns.
I think one of the benefits of getting older is I’ve figured out what I really like. I miss the Hymns.
Don’t misunderstand me please. I’m not criticizing any certain style nor am I saying we should go back to the way it used to be. And please don’t spiritualize my words because I’m not really coming from a spiritual angle, I’m just saying….I miss the Hymns.
A year or so ago I visited a friends church where no musical instruments are used. I heard songs I hadn’t heard in years and left there thinking…I miss the hymns.
I am aware that most folks like the new worship and could care less about the old songs. But as for me…I miss the Hymns.
And another thing…in most worship services today no one is singing! They may have uplifted hands but for the most part congregations don’t sing. Worship teams sing but not many in the audience do. But let a Hymn start and things come to life! Most everyone participates and did I tell you? I miss the Hymns.
Rock of Ages, Hold To Gods Unchanging Hand, The Love of God, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Amazing Grace…don’t let them be forgotten. I miss the Hymns.
Keep a sweet spirit…it’s ok to miss the Hymns.
Cogitate on this!