by Doy Moyer Just as I am without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me. And that Thou bids’t me come to Thee O Lamb of God, I come. by Charlotte Elliot I have long thought that “Just as I am” is a beautiful, inspiring hymn. While I don’t know that it…

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Question: In the song “Ten Thousand Angels,” the last words in the fourth verse states: “Salvation’s wondrous plan was done.” In the preceding words, He gave himself to die, followed by Salvation’s wondrous plan was done gives the idea that there was nothing left for Christ to do in order for salvation to be accomplished.…

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Question: I noticed in our songbook that a few of the songs written are by Amy Grant. I don’t know if you are familiar with her, but she is a singer and songwriter who divorced because of “irreconcilable differences” and promptly remarried. My question is, do you think it is appropriate to sing songs that…

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Question: Hello, I am writing to you because I came across a blog you had on your web site concerning your review of the Songs for Worship and Praise hymnal.  I have owned the hymnal for a couple of months and also own Songs of Faith and Praise and Praise for the Lord.  I am trying to find a good hymnal…

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Question: Greetings. I appreciated your article “Sing with Understanding.” David, the Bible’s great hymn-writer, by the inspiration of the Spirit of God, was concerned about that too (Psalms 47:7). And it’s really the purpose of my blog on hymns, to help with this. Your examples are good. This is the kind of thing that might…

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Question: I’m looking to see if you have a link or know where I can find full songs so that I may write the lyrics down. I’m looking for James D. Vaughan’s songs. It’s so we can sing it at our church. Answer: James David Vaughan mostly wrote music to other people’s lyrics. There are…

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Question: I recently was made aware of an old acquaintance who is now part of a house church. In a message he sent to me giving a short explanation, he said, “…after a lot of study, I have come to the understanding that we are only authorized to sing inspired songs from the book of…

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Text: I Corinthians 14:15-20   I.         Singing is an expression of joy – James 5:13             A.        It is form of worship and a way of teaching – Ephesians 5:18-20; Colossians 3:16-17             B.        Of course, people sing things all the time without thinking about what they are saying – just ask kids today what are the lyrics to some…

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Question: The part I am not really understanding is why we choose to use songs by Fanny Crosby or Isaac Watts etc. They didn’t even believe the truth. Using the words of false teachers in praise to our heavenly Father? There are other choices. I will be continuing to pray and study this subject. I…

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