Saturday, March 15, 2008

hymns= classic beauties

Okay, so I had to be batutero (direct songs at church) today for Sabbath School and I absolutely love doing it! You know why? Because I get to chose hymns from the hymnal...himnos that we don't sing anymore. Himnos that somehow are being forgotten with the wave of modern christian music. Lots of people do not prefer himnos because either they are a) too slow b) soft c) boring d) outdated. I'm here to shed some light: hymns are amazing because of the truths it speaks of.

Want to know something? I strongly believe that if a hymn book was left on a deserted island with a few stranded people reading it they would be converted. It speaks about the Trinity (God the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit); His second return; about His birth, His death, His resurrection; about trials and tribulations WE all go through each day; about the beauty of family and children; about giving tithe and offering; about how marvelous God is; and many more important factors important in the life of a Christian. Every verse says something different and if you stop and listen it will shed new light on your spiritual life.

I'm not saying that it's bad or that I don't like listening to modern Christian songs because then I would be a hypocrite, but when you stop and think; you realize a lot of songs out there are 7-11 songs. Let me explain: there are 7 words sung 11 times over. After awhile (remember this is my opinion) it gets tiring and not as meaningful. Something to think about.

So, the next time you are at church or you are having family worship at your home; stop and soak the words the hymns have and you'll be amazed of what AWESOME things it speaks about. True things never die. Let's keep it alive so that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren can listen to the hymns their forefathers cherished and that made differences in many lives.

Be blessed.




  1. You are totally right about hymns. They can be truly uplifting, more so even then most of today's Christian Music. I love how you put it that we must Stop to listen, think and soak on every word from our hymnals.

  2. Anissa, with the attempt of shedding light into what the world sees as "old", has provided conviction and experience. Hymns, most of times, have been replaced by "new" music. Unfortunately, our world has adapted to loud, sentimental music. Feeling has non the less replaced reason. Repetition is something like, what Christ said not to do. Thank you Anissa, for letting us know, that hymns hold true teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  3. Although I believe there is nothing wrong with creating new songs to sing, todays CCM lacks depth and is merely sentimental. Our hymns talks about our beliefs, doctrine and heritage as Christians. They give real hope and comfort, rather than just a feeling of it. AMEN, for deciding to speak up, and like the old gospel song says, "give me that old time religion, it's good enough for me."

  4. i trully agree with these previous comments. i just wanted to like anissa shed a little piece of light from E.G. white to this topic. It is in spanish. id like to translate but i'd like it to be in exact words.>>>> " El senor desea que mencionemos su bondad y hablemos de su poder. Se lo honra mediante la expresion de alabanza y agradecimiento. El dice. " El que sacrifica alabanza me honrara ". Cuando los hijos de Israel viajaban por el desierto, alababan a Dios con hymnos sagrados. Los mandamientos y promesas de Dios fueron provistos de musica, y a lo largo de todo el sendero fueron cantados por los peregrinos........"- Lecciones Practicas del Gran Maestro, pg. 274. There you go guys so.... no doubt about it. They have true reason.