What is a hymn?
It is singing the praises and glorifying God. If you praise God and glorify Him and do
not sing, you utter no hymn. If you praise and glorify anything which does not pertain to
the praise and the glory of God — though in singing you praise and glorify, you utter no
hymn. A hymn contains these three things: song, praises and glory to our God.
Hence, praising and glorifying God in a song is called a hymn.
Hymns’ singing is a representative of how your heart feels: –
happiness, sorrow, thankfulness, spiritual battle, etc.
Refer back to Col 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the
We are encouraged to sing with our hearts, not just our mouths and voice. God does not
take into the importance of whether we’ve beautiful voice or sing in-tune to the music.
What’s more important to Him is how we sing hymns, is it from our hearts? Even though
we have beautiful voice and sing great but if the heart is not in it, we are only making
We should sing as audible as we can. Psalm 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play
skillfully with a loud noise.
Psalm 66:1 To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye
In Psalm 33:3, noise here means audible and in Psalm 66:1 it means hymn
What’s the difference between the noise mentioned in Psalm 33:3 and Amos 5:23? Sing
with our hearts to please God.
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord;
Hallelujah! God do listen to our hymns singing!
Let us follow what Apostle Paul had taught us in Colossian 3:16 and never underestimate
the importance of hymns singing i.e. For teaching & admonishing and thanksgiving to
God, and never forgets… God hears our hymns singing from our hearts.