Come, Let Us Sing: A Call to Musical Reformation
Singing is not simply the time we stand up and stretch in order to concentrate on the coming sermon. Rather, it is part of the teaching that occurs within a service. Smith calls musicians to resist the urge to be...
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Singing is not simply the time we stand up and stretch in order to concentrate on the coming sermon. Rather, it is part of the teaching that occurs within a service. Smith calls musicians to resist the urge to be swayed by popular trends. Instead musicians should, with wisdom, humility and skilful handling of their instruments, thoughtfully select songs that will serve the people of God well. All of this is within the context of singing being a support for the reading and teaching of the word.
However, he says the book is not just for leaders and musicians but also the congregations themselves. An understanding of the place of song in our services equips every member of the church to praise, pray and preach through singing.
Why another book on music in church? Come, Let Us Sing serves the Christian who wants to understand the place of music in the service, and is a solid offering of musical advice and wisdom rooted in Scripture. For Christians who have already read several evangelical books on music ministry, this makes some helpful additions to discussions around choice of song, leading a congregation well and how to shape your church's understanding of musical worship to be a tool for edification - the goal of our gatherings. The concepts explored are beneficial to all those who participate in the ministry of singing to God and one another.