I remember wooden pews and ratty dark-brown hymnals in those pews. I remember Ada (an elderly lady in our church) singing How Great Thou Art…acapella, out of key and with all her soul. I remember mom playing piano and Lola Redfern playing the organ. I remember a lot of things about the music in the church my family attended as I grew up.
I love our heritage of faith journaled through music. Â I’m also a fan of seeing old songs resurrected and given new life through a modern interpretation. Â Jesus Paid It All is a song where the hymn is still as accessible and meaningful today as it was in the late 1800’s. Â The bridge that’s been written and added to this song brings it into another dimension…an anthem and declaration of praise.
I love leading this song because it resonates deeply with me. Â It also has a great ability to engage people inter-generationally and bring them together as we worship Jesus.
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What are some hymns, ancient or modern, that you love?