Here are two very interesting new books on the role of song among God’s people. The first is by Douglas Sean O’Donnell, and it is entitled God’s Lyrics: Rediscovering Worship through Old Testament Songs. Here are some sample pages.

The second is T.David Gordon’s follow-up to the popular book, Why Johnny Can’t Preach. This one is called Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns. Here is the table of contents, and here are some sample pages.

God’s people have always been known as a singing people. May we all capture the gravity and the significance of that, especially when we gather together.