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The people of God are a singing people. The psalmist called on God's people to sing as an act of worship (Psalm 96), and the apostle Paul instructed the Colossians to "sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to the Lord with thankful hearts" (Colossians 3:16 NLT). A SONG TO THE LORD is offered as an aid to such singing by providing insights and commentary on some of the great hymns and spiritual songs of the Christian faith.

The people of God are a singing people. The psalmist called on God's people to sing as an act of worship (Psalm 96), and the apostle Paul instructed the Colossians to "sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to the Lord with thankful hearts" (Colossians 3:16 NLT). A SONG TO THE LORD is offered as an aid to such singing by providing insights and commentary on some of the great hymns and spiritual songs of the Christian faith.

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The people of God are a singing people. The psalmist called on God's people to sing as an act of worship (Psalm 96), and the apostle Paul instructed the Colossians to "sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to the Lord with thankful hearts" (Colossians 3:16 NLT). A SONG TO THE LORD is offered as an aid to such singing by providing insights and commentary on some of the great hymns and spiritual songs of the Christian faith.

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English


Episodes

Ambassadors for Christ - "Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak"

4/6/2022
There is a short passage at the end of 2 Corinthians 5 that packs into just six verses the purpose of our lives as followers of Jesus. We learn what our motivation for living and the primary focus of our lives should be.

Duration:00:09:01

God Is Love - "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"

4/4/2022
God’s love is a thread that weaves throughout the entire Bible.

Duration:00:07:50

Quenching Our Thirst - "What Grace is Mine"

3/28/2022
One of the character traits of the leaders in this period of Celtic revival was living by spiritual disciplines, being particularly faithful in the discipline of prayer

Duration:00:06:31

“Confess and Repent” - I Surrender All (First Sunday of Lent)

3/10/2022
The liturgical season of Lent reminds us of the importance of examining our lives – of keeping “short accounts” with God – of the truth of Socrates’ dictum that “the unexamined life is not worth living.”

Duration:00:07:16

A New Heart - "I Want a Principle Within" (Ash Wednesday)

3/2/2022
A genuine understanding of one’s sinfulness and need for forgiveness is what the “imposition of ashes” is mean to signify, and such a realization should provoke within us both a sense of our own mortality and sincere sorrow over our sin. Yet with those ashes can also come a sense of hope in what God will do with the “ashes” of our lives when we turn to Him in repentance and faith.

Duration:00:06:11

The Name of Jesus - "That Beautiful Name"

1/7/2022
The eighth day of the Christmas season – New Year’s Day on our calendars – is known as the “Day of the Holy Name of Jesus.”

Duration:00:06:35

The Christmas Spirit - "Thou Who Wast Rich"

12/26/2021
Packer’s thoughts, along with the stanzas of the Gospel hymn “Thou Who Wast Rich” by Frank Houghton, give us much to meditate on as we ponder the miracle and wonder of God’s grace in Jesus that we celebrate at Christmastime, and the impact it should have on us all year long.

Duration:00:06:09

The Joy that Christmas Brings - "Joy Has Dawned"

12/25/2021
Joy is found throughout the Christmas story. It was promised to Zechariah that the birth of his son John the Baptist, the one who would introduce Jesus to the world, would bring "joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth."

Duration:00:07:36

All We Really Need - "On Christmas Night All Christians Sing"

12/24/2021
In his book Hidden Christmas, Timothy Keller draws a comparison between receiving advice and receiving news.

Duration:00:06:38

Singing the Scriptures - "Of the Father's Love Begotten"

12/17/2021
The best songs are those which amplify the words of holy Scripture.

Duration:00:08:31

Making Preparations - "Prepare the Way, O Zion"

12/15/2021
The season of Advent calls us to both anticipation and preparation.

Duration:00:05:50

Looking and Longing - "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"

12/3/2021
If we have such great anticipation for the “advent” of special people in our lives, imagine the longing and yearning of the ancient Hebrews for the advent of their promised Messiah.

Duration:00:07:28

Pondering the Incomprehensible - "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent"

11/26/2021
What do we think today when we ponder the wondrous mystery of God in flesh? It is impossible to understand that which is beyond understanding – Almighty God taking on a human body – but how do we respond to such a great and incomprehensible truth?

Duration:00:06:59

Forget Not - "O Bless the Lord, My Soul"

11/24/2021
God is good! His blessings to his people are beyond counting. His faithfulness to his people is without lapse.

Duration:00:07:51

Faithfully Following Our King - "Lead On, O King Eternal"

11/17/2021
Dislike for authority is in the nature of every person. Ever since humanity’s fall in the Garden of Eden, people have not wanted to be told what to do.

Duration:00:08:00

His Kingdom Comes - "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

11/10/2021
There are times when our circumstances and emotions lead us to think and feel that God is truly in control of everything around us. Then there are other times – times when chaos is all around us – when we wonder where God is now.

Duration:00:09:03

So Great a Cloud of Witnesses - "For All the Saints"

11/1/2021
Bishop William Walsham How’s hymn “For All the Saints” helps us celebrate the memory of the lives of our forebears in the faith and make the connection between their experiences and ours.

Duration:00:09:20

Security for Life - "How Firm a Foundation"

10/23/2021
A building is only as sturdy as its foundation. The same can be said for a life.

Duration:00:09:01

Delighting in the Greatness of God - "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"

10/13/2021
Walter Chalmers Smith has given us a beautiful means of expressing our enjoyment and praise of God with his hymn "Immortal, Invisible." This hymn guides us to particularly praise God for four attributes which belong to God alone – or as the theologians describe them, God’s incommunicable attributes.

Duration:00:08:11

The Shepherd I Need - "Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us"

10/6/2021
We are like sheep, and we need our Shepherd. There are times when we need assurance that situations and circumstances will work out in our lives, and our Shepherd Lord provides that assurance by giving us “green pastures” and “still waters” that bring restoration and strength.

Duration:00:07:19