(A VISION FOR CHRISTIAN SONG, by Ken Bible; p.80)
Hymns in Personal Devotions
To plant hymns in your heart, sing them as part of your daily devotions. Hymns are wonderful
devotional aids. They express timeless truths in ways that are heart-felt and life-centered. They
declare God’s Word and make it easy to understand and apply. Hymns lead us into praise. They
provide words for our prayers and express our deepest longings for God.
Go out and buy your own hymnal, and keep it with your Bible. Start at the beginning of the
hymnal and sing your way through it. During each day’s devotions, sing through one or more
hymns. Don’t skip any hymns or any verses.
Don’t let a lack of musical ability hinder you. Sing as best you can. If you don’t know the music
to a hymn, just read the words, aloud if possible.
You’ll be amazed at the wealth of wonderful devotional material you find. The hymns will
become your own. Then when you sing them in public worship, it will be like visiting an old