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I am a music type. Some of you can relate. Being musically wired, I sing, like, a lot. When I’m happy, sad, lonely, angry, fed up with life. And often times, I find myself singing the hymns of long ago.
Hymns aren’t for everyone these days. You ask someone about their opinion of church worship and you’re sure to get lots of opinions. Ask ten people, you’ll get ten opinions.
It’s OK if you play praise and worship music, just not too loud.
I miss the hymns.
The hymns put me to sleep.
Where’s the choir?
Can we replace the choir with a praise band?
I wrote about this a while back during a time when the Internet world got too loud for me. You can read about that here.
You’ll never hear me complaining about any style of worship music. Because. I. Love. It. All.
I wonder sometimes, though, if there are artists today who are creating timeless pieces.
Sing “Amazing Grace.” Go ahead. Right now. Not too loud if you’re at work... but you know it, right? Maybe not the latter verses, when we’re still singing God’s praise after we’ve been in Heaven for 10,000 years. But you know it.
What praise and worship songs do we have today that will be around in the tomorrows of tomorrow?
I know this for certain, when I hear songs like “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “I’ll Fly Away,” my heart responds. Often, these songs take us back to childhood memories. Oh, I pray there are some happy ones.
These hymns are comfort food for the soul.
That’s what I experienced when I received my copy of “Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites” by Alabama. My soul worshiped. My voice joined in. My feet tapped along.
Timeless band. Timeless music.
The CD did not disappoint. It’s a no-frills compilation of songs we know. Down to our core we know them. “The Old Rugged Cross,” What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and Alabama’s own “Angels Among Us,” just to name a few.
Click on this link to get your own copy. Because sometimes we just need that old time religion. It’s good enough for me.
I’ll be playing this one with my daughter as well. I want her to know the hymns and gospel songs of long ago. It’s not the music of her generation. But then again, a gospel song written in 1948 by Hank Williams, Sr. isn’t necessarily the music of my own generation either.
Thanks for reading my review. Now, it’s giveaway time!
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