Rollicking Advice for Evil Days: A Biblical Rationale for Christian Singing

Marc Kolden

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1992

Issue: Music in the Church (Vol. 12, No 3, Summer, 1992)

While singing Christian hymns and songs is traditional and often enjoyable and inspiring, the purpose of this article is to make the case that such singing is important and, indeed, necessary for Christian communities. The biblical basis for this case is drawn from the passage above. The argument is made on the basis of this passage and on the basis of the impact of singing in Christian and other experience. The article ends with some practical implications that are intended to stir the reader to think of additional implications. In the end, however, the point of this essay is not to convey information as much as to enhance our singing and our appreciation of the importance of singing for Christian faith.

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