Sing to the Lord an Old Song

Sing to the Lord an Old Song

by Richard H. Schmidt

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Some hymns simply have an extra sprinkling of divine magic. The first notes thrill from the organ, and we are home. There's little wonder that we refer to the majestic sound of choirs of angels: Surely the kingdom of God is full of the sound of singing.

Author Richard H. Schmidt offers a homecoming of sorts in his newest book, Sing to the Lord an Old Song. His meditations on forty classic hymns remind us of a shared faith—by generations before and with generations to come. Though the words and tunes may be entrenched in memory, Schmidt sheds new light on these hymns, inviting us to think about the texts through various lenses of scripture, faith, and personal experience. His reflections are painstakingly honest about how and when he has come up short as a follower of Christ—as well as how he each time, he finds notes of forgiveness, love, and hope in these familiar songs.

Saint Augustine explained the power of song in his oft-quoted adage that those who sing pray twice.

Come, sing and pray of amazing grace. Amen. Alleluia!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161215791
Publisher: Forward Movement
Publication date: 07/12/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 394,452
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Richard H. Schmidt, an Episcopal priest, has served congregations in four dioceses in the United States and has taught in England and Nigeria. This is his seventh book. Schmidt lives with his wife of fifty years, Pamela, in Fairhope, Alabama.

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