Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Monday, May 03, 2010 (Edited 2/12/2011)
In two different passages of Scripture, the Apostle Paul admonishes believers to sing three distinct types of songs: psalms, hymns and spirituals songs.
- "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord." (Ephesians 5:19)
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." (Colossians 3:16)
Psalm: a song taken from the book of Psalms in the Bible, or based directly on the words of Scripture
- O God, Our Help in Ages Past - Psalm 90
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken - Psalm 87
He Owns the Cattle on a Thousand Hills - Psalm 50
I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord - Psalm 89
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
And Can It Be That I Should Gain
Come, Thou Almighty King
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
- Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary
Victory in Jesus
No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus
The definitions of those terms are very well stated. Thanks for creating such a needed source of great information on conservative Christian music in a day when it is so needed!
8/6/2010, by David Langham
Curtis holds a bachelor's degree in Bible with a music minor, as well as a master's degree in Sacred Music, having studied under Dr. Frank Garlock, president of Majesty Music, and Ray and Ann Gibbs, well-known Christian singers. He has served as music director and jr. high/high school supervisor at Grace Baptist Church of Mankato, Minnesota; school music director at the Franklin Road Christian School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; media engineer for the Sword of the Lord in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and, full-time music director at Second Baptist Church and Twin City Christian Academy in Festus, Missouri. He is currently self-employed and serves in the music ministry of the Berean Baptist Church in Rockford, IL. Curtis is co-founder and President of the Asaph Music Co. He regularly sings bass with the Bible Truth Chorale on recordings produced by Bible Truth Music at Faith Music Missions.