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.

Amos 5:23

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy


Eph 5:19

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.