The post "Ponderable Hymns" has just been a small burr, but yet a burr. I like singing praises to the Lord and like hearing good ones, and all that have been posted are great. So I post this with no offence intended.
It's just the word hymn that aggitates me. It's technical and small, but I voice anyway.
It seems funny to me, and perhaps only me that the word "hymn" is only spoke of twice in the Bible[Matt:26:30, Mk. 14:26] and not once in the OT. Yet when people get "religious" and are offered
hymn's, they get all welled up, or at least should, but they are but songs.
The word hymn means to sing a song. I like to sing songs unto the Lord, but religion makes a "hymn" so much more righteous, and then to have a choir sing that hymn......well, holy, holy, holy. And the word "choir" is are not even in the Bible, imagine that! I love praise songs unto the Lord, I get uplifted...Glory!
For me theology and religion emphesizing hymn's and choirs as more holy and sacred is propaganda to the masses, than songs, I get unrested.
Sing, and sing songs is used through out the Bible, the song of Moses.
The use of the word hymn's, to me are but a gimmick of religion.
Religion sold us on choir's, great grouped voices, as being something high and sacred, but it's only religion, theology, and denominations with it's guise. The word choir, like trinity, rapture, are words vaccant from the Bible, yet look at religion today.
I am a troubadour, a guitar picker and song singer; ; a psalm is= properly instrumental music; by implication a poem set to notes: - psalm= with the idea of striking with the fingers(like a harp or other
stringed instument.) that's what I love to do and Jabcat is very good at striking the piano and his praises are warming and fulfilling. So I like like songs of praise, it's the word "hymn's" that got me riled.
So I will add to the list of (Hymn's) pondered. A song that gets me running to His Table to get fed!
Words by Charles B. Widmeyer
Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, "Come and dine";
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
Oh, 'tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!
"Come and dine," the Master calleth, "Come and dine";
You may feast at Jesus' table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, "Come and dine."
The disciples came to land,
Thus obeying Christ's command,
For the Master called unto them, "Come and dine";
There they found their heart's desire,
Bread and fish upon the fire;
Thus He satisfies the hungry every time.
Soon the Lamb will take His bride
To be ever at His side,
All the host of heaven will assembled be;
Oh, 'twill be a glorious sight,
All the saints in spotless white;
And with Jesus they will feast eternally.