Our church is such a mixture of people with varied spiritual backgrounds! As a rule, most of what we do at our church is consider “contemporary.” By contemporary, I mean that we have a worship band instead of a piano, organ and chior. We sing mostly current Christian music and only occasionally mix in an old hymn, usually performed with a contemporary twist.
Anyway…a couple of us were discussing in small group a few weeks back about old hymns that we love and miss. While we do mix in the occasional hymn at church, I think people miss out on the rich Christian tradition that the old hymns pass along. Some of the lyrics are so amazing – I wish everyone could know them.
So, if you get in a nostalgic way, go to Cyber Hymnal to find so many of the old hymn with lyrics and instrumental accompaniment. It’s not the flashiest of sites but it may take many of you on a trip down memory lane.