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“The Singing Savior,” by Edmund Clowney

I recently came across the article by this title written by Clowney for Moody Monthly back in 1979. It is a wonderful, powerful piece (only 3 pages) on the importance of singing in the Christian life, the Psalms and Christ. It is primarily a meditation on the fact the New Testament shows us Jesus singing the Psalms.  He explores Jesus singing the songs of lament as he bore our curse and the resulting singing of praise for His victory. Here are a few quotes:

Where Christ comes, song comes, for Jesus Christ is a singing savior. “I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation, will I sing they praise” (Heb. 2:12).

If you would open a new experience of worship, meditate on the Psalms as the Psalms of Jesus.

You needn’t hum a hymn to begin your personal witness to a neighbor, but if your heart is singing praise, then your witness will ring true. And a praising church, full of gospel singing, is a church in which visitors will say, “God is among you, indeed!” (1 Cor. 14:25).

Quotes can capture the full piece. I encourage you to check it out.

One Comment

  1. Doug Van Dorn says:

    Hello,

    I’m preaching a sermon this week and am trying to find Clowney’s article online. To no avail. You wouldn’t happen to have the PDF saved that you would send to me would you? It would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    Doug (I sent my email in the reply field)

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