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10 Reasons Why We Should Sing the Psalms

Uri Brito gives 10 Reasons Why We Should Sing the Psalms. Be sure to read the whole thing, because he elaborates on each of the following points:

  1. Psalm-singing is an explicit biblical command (Ps. 27:6).
  2. Psalm-singing was the ancient practice of the Church and it continued for 1,800 years.
  3. Calvin observed that the psalms are “An Anatomy of all Parts of the Soul; for there is not an emotion of which any one can be conscious that is not represented here as a mirror.”
  4. Singing the psalms builds our Christian piety.
  5. The psalms are ultimately made for the body.
  6. We should sing the psalms because they re-shape us; they re-orient our attention.
  7. By singing the psalms we are worshiping the Spirit.
  8. We should sing the psalms because our current songs are often cheap and shallow.
  9. The psalms should be sung because our children need them.
  10. You should sing the psalms because the world needs them.
Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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