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(A VISION FOR CHRISTIAN SONG, by Ken Bible; p.72)

God gains when the members that compose it begin to seek a better and higher life.”

(from THE PURSUIT OF GOD, by A.W. Tozer, © 1948 by WingSpread Publishers)

To underscore this point, look at our classic hymns. The following powerfully corporate hymns

were all written as “I”:

Amazing Grace

And Can It Be?

Arise, My Soul, Arise

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

How Great Thou Art

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

  • O

    for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Our Great Savior

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

This Is My Father’s World

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

  • and many more

Through these “I” hymns we experience a powerful “we” in worship. Would we be drawn closer

together by eliminating such from hymns from our worship? Certainly not. It is our common

experience with God’s universal greatness and love that binds our hearts together. Shared

personal faith is what unites us, not imposed “we” language.

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