May 2024 - May the Mind of Christ My Savior

Click here to download and print this month's hymn, "May the Mind of Christ My Savior."

Why do we sing a "Hymn of the Month?"

Paul commands the church in Colossians 3:16, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

Each category of song has an intentional place in our corporate worship. We echo the words of the Holy Spirit when we sing through the Psalms (and other songs using the words of Scripture). Hymns (generally) use rigid harmony and rhythm to praise God in reflection on deep truths. Spiritual songs are no less rooted in deep truth, but (generally) use emotive melodies to passionately declare these truths across the Christian life in joy or sorrow, success or suffering, feast or famine. Again, Paul encourages us to use all three of these types of songs to teach one another the word of Christ as it dwells more richly in us.

As the decades and centuries pass, there are countless hymns and spiritual songs that have been added to the great songbook of the universal church. Along the way, several of these songs have been remembered because of their deeply gospel-centered truths and meaningful melodies. There are many examples where learning about the songwriters and stories behind these hymns can also encourage and challenge us to grow in our faith. That's why we take time not only to learn and sing these hymns of the month, but include a brief printed background and accompanying Scriptures for personal devotion and family worship.

Our goal with our Hymn of the Month is three-fold:

1) To increase our awareness of the church's songbook by learning songs song from the saints who came before us.

2) To increase our knowledge of God, good theology, and beautiful melodies by learning older hymns of the faith.

3) To increase our intentionality and focus on Christ during our worship gathering by singing that month's hymn every Sunday, three or four minutes before 10am.

Past Hymns of the Month

2024

January - Give Me Jesus

February - All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

March - Hallelujah What a Savior!

April - Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain

May - O Worship the King

June - May the Mind of Christ My Savior

2023

January - Rock of Ages

February - The King of Love My Shepherd Is

March - And Can It Be?

April - Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun

May - Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

June - Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

July - How Firm a Foundation

August - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

September - My Jesus, I Love Thee

October - All People that On Earth Do Dwell

November - The Love of God

Decemer - O Little Town of Bethlehem