2008-02-29 - Lenten and Easter Traditions
Installment 3 ~ Music
Psalm 139:23-24 (The Message)
During this time of the church year, many churches play only sober music during services, nothing festive. This isn't because they want to be morose; rather, they are trying to help members to focus on Christ's sacrifice for our sins, as well as any areas in our lives that we need to change.
Some Christians, find it meaningful to use hymns in their private meditation. I highly recommend this, to freshen your private or family devotional time. Even if you "can't carry a tune in a bucket," you can meditate on the words, or use them as a prayer. Here are a few suggestions:
Forty Days and Forty Nights (by George Hunt Smytian)
If you don't own a hymnbook (or can't borrow one from your church), you can visit the website cyberhymnal.org.