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Hymns: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

21 Oct

At Church in the Bank we love to sing hymns. Hymns are a rich heritage of beautiful theological truth combined with moving and memorable melodies. I think we would miss a lot if we didn’t sing them, and if we didn’t take time to think about their words. So, let’s have a think about Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, a hymn written to the grace that we are given in Jesus. This is the first of three blog posts – one on each verse (that is commonly sung today – there are other verses that have dropped out of use).

Come Thou fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing thy grace

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it

Mount of Thy unchanging love

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Why New Churches Should Sing Old Songs

13 Oct

[This post was reblogged from The Gospel Coalition website; written by Stephen Miller on 07th October 2012]

A  B  C  D  E  F  G

H  I  J  K  LMNOP . . .

You’re singing along, aren’t you? This catchy melody was responsible for teaching you one of the most foundational facts you ever learned.

That’s the way music works. It teaches. It forms us.

We don’t need scientific studies to know that music and melody fuses truth into our memories and intellects. We can all observe how melody infuses meaning, emotions, affections, and experiences into words. It takes lyrics to new heights and depths that they couldn’t go on their own.

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