Hey guys, welcome to the last quarter of this year…how fast the year has moved. May all of God’s promises yet to come to pass in your life this year, be hastened in righteousness unto fulfilment IJN. Wait for it, don’t help God and it shall come to pass!
I’m introducing a new section to our experience together. I’m sure you’ve seen these scriptures before…its time to bring it to a reality with us!
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”
In our quest to be like our master Jesus, one other thing I saw about Him was that He sang hymns with his disciples. The apostles also sang hymns and encouraged us to do the same. Yes, we would sing songs, and there are many songs today been sang all over but we must also sing hymns. We must sing to ourselves, sing it to one another and sing them to the Lord!
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord”
So I felt led to begin this section called “Learn A Hymn”. Here I will regularly introduce to you a new hymn, that you can learn and sing. You may already know some of them, just enjoy it, download it to your phone, listen to it and share it with your friends. Let me talk about a few dynamics of this new section…
Here, I will attempt to share with you the story behind the hymn (as I find it) and also share a personal background to each of the hymns I will post about. That will make it real and spark some kind of meditation and discussion (I believe). I will also encourage you to share your experiences with these hymns in the comment section of the hymns.
Hymn Lyrics App
There is a wonderful android app called Hymn Lyrics which contain several hymns. I’ve downloaded this app for quite some time and it has really helped me to be mobile with my interaction with hymns. It’s very rich and contains most church hymns. Eish…you may not see some of the disciples hymns in them yet but the Plus version (paid version) has two amazing features. One is “Submit a hymn” and the other is “Add custom hymn”. I have submitted a few of my favourite hymns for upgrade (hopefully, future upgrades will contain them) and of course, simply added those new hymns as custom hymns to my local database. I did a little review on the app (and two others) here.
Feel free to download Hymn Lyrics from the Google play store and enjoy!
The aim of this section is not just to see the lyrics of the hymn but to learn to sing the hymns so I’ll try as much as possible to locate or produce an audio and/or video of the hymn so you can learn to sing it as well.
I look forward to great times with these wonderful hymns and hope our lives be transformed and affected by them. I also hope you’ll enjoy them as we begin the journey of learning new Hymns together!
Happy New Month.
God bless you.