LafayettePresbyterian - Ministering Through Music
Psalm 147: 1 How good it is to sing praises to our God; for He is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
GOD'S BLESSINGS ...
We're so blessed, we humans, with the gifts of music and dance--all ways of praising God, and all extolled in the Bible as worthy ways to praise Him and His mighty works. Some of us are blessed with the ability to create works in His name; others re-create them; most of us breathe in their meaning and beauty. Whatever our blessings, we're blessed to even greater degree when we work together in His name to minister to others through music. By sharing news of God's glory, love, and comfort through music, we're strengthened and humbled in His service.
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His surpassing greatness!
Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with clanging cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
All who praise God through these gifts, which need not be extraordinary on their own, are invited to join us as we serve others in His name through music. Please click on the buttons below to learn more.
We've been using PC(USA)'s "Glory to God" at Lafayette since late in 2013. As we find old favorites and learn new hymns, questions sometimes arise:
"Where did the 'Amens' go?"
"Why do we have to learn new hymns?
"Why are the words different in some of our old favorites?"
"Why do we need a new hymnal?"
Many of these questions were addressed as part of the process of creating "Glory to God." Rather than trying to answer each question ourselves, we offer the following articles from various sources--each expertly written in plain language--as a way for you to learn about "Glory to God" and why we sing together in worship and elsewhere.
"We are not just singing 'for the person seated next to us,' but also 'for the person not yet in the pews.'" (quoted by Mary Louise Bringle in "Family Albums")