1 Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Much emphasis is placed on the Music and singing in our Worship Services in Church. How much attention do we really pay to the words in the songs we sing each Sunday. You may not be familiar with all the songs mentioned in the list below but I am sure you can think of others that we sing- but fail to put into practice.
1. We sing "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and are content with 5-10 minutes a day.
2. We sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" and wait to be drafted into His service.
3. We sing "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing" and don't use the one we have.
4. We sing "There Shall be Showers of Blessing" but do not come when it rains.
5. We sing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" and let the least little offense sever it.
6. We sing "Serve the Lord With Gladness" and gripe about all we have to do.
7. We sing "I Love To Tell the Story" and never mention it at all.
8. We sing "We're Marching to Zion" but fail to march to worship or school.
9. We sing "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" and worry ourselves into a nervous breakdown.
10. We sing "The Whole Wide World for Jesus" and never invite our next-door neighbor.
11. We sing "O Day of Rest and Gladness" and wear ourselves on traveling, cutting grass or playing golf on Sunday.
12. We sing "Throw Out the Lifeline" and content ourselves with throwing out a fishing line.
When you are singing pay attention to the words as well as the melody. There are some great inspirational messages in the Hymns in your songbooks.