The Value of Hymns in Worship.
Are our hymns still valuable???
Sadly today those hymns given and inspired of heavenly revelation are going and becoming extinct in our worship and praise.
The advent of worldly music has eaten into our choir and church that we find hymns irritating.
Satan has influenced our mind and corrupted it
The choristers find no joy in singing them anymore and even the digital generation of today do not know our hymns.
Our hymns satisfy us no more….the joy and spirituality in them doesnt satisfy us
What is an Hymn? Hymn is simply song of praise or worship inspired by the holy spirit
During school days, many of us used SOP. Those Song of Praises were actually hymns inspired and sang by people who loved God.
Value is Quality, degree of importance of something, or something very dear and precious.
Worship is devotion and adoration to God.
Adoration is to love with one’s heart and soul.
Only when we truly love God can we worship God.
Matthew 26 :30
And when they had sung an hymn. They went out into the mount of olives
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the lord.
The value of hymn in the worship of God is seen first in the heavenly assembly
Awon angeli fi Orin ayo yin baba mimo lorun
Awon Maleka korin iyin
Fi yin baba Lorun
Ogo ni fun Jesu
Ogo ni fun oruko re
Duru wura nke tantan
Yi agbala Orun ka.
Everything God created is made to worship and praise him.
Both lifeless and living objects praise and worship God.
There is nothing God created that is not programmed to worship and praise him.
Abraham Servant was acknowledged to worship and praise God in Gen 24.
We worship God for who he is. He is simply God.
We praise God for what he has done.
A true hymn contains song of worship and praise of God.
Leah praised the lord when she conceived Judah.
Moses and the children of Israel sang song of praise to God after the triumph of Pharoah.
Barak and Deborah sang song of praise when the lord destroyed the king of Canaan.
Hannah sang songs of exaltation to God when God answered her prayer.
David sang many songs of praise and psalms which were divinely inspired and from a heart after God.
In True worship and praise of God, there are songs.
The Power of Songs of praise and worship
1 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness.
And they began to sing and praise, the lord set ambushments against the children of ammon
Song of praise moved God into full Action for salvation.
Song of praise to God defeated God’s beloved people enemies. Our Songs in CCC are efficacious of victory
Paul and Silas sang and the chains were broken. Power in Songs
When you truly worship and praise God, no one can go against you and win.
The lord will stand up when you praise him
Hymn in CCC
Hymn in CCC is Divinely inspired.
Our songs of worship and praise are from heaven above.
Our songs are more spiritual songs and not just mere hymns.
Spiritual songs, Orin emi are songs that brings forth the manifestation of the presence and spirit of God.
Spiritual songs are Spiritual hymns that connect with the throne of God
Our Songs are brought down from heaven above.
We are heavenly cultured in CCC.
The Hymns came as divinely inspired
Persons used by God to manifest his glory.
songs of praise and worship express the inner being of God.
Just as the human head swells up when you sing oriki, God is pleased when you sing his praise.
Thus, He gave us the practice of Heaven. Singing songs of praise to God just like the heavenlies, the host of angels
2 kings 3:15
But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the lord came upon him.
When our hymns are sang in CCC, the hand of the lord comes upon the prophet.
This is a divine concept.
Today our prophets do not bring new hymns unlike before.
At the commencement of a prophetic message, our hymns are rendered to give a pictorial view of the problem but today it’s no longer like that. You will see prophets sing hip hop while on trance and other cherubic like song. Have we not lost the value of our hymns.
Our instrumentalists are not inspired divinely anymore, they seek weed and gin to inspire them.
There are instrumentalists in heaven, and instrument playing is a gift which must be in sanctified form. That’s why today all sorts of drumming and sounds accompany our hymns and ruin it spirituality.
Our hymns are holy, that’s why whoever will sing it must be holy, it must come from a holy mouth and heart. Not a drunk heart, or a body of smoke or spiritual and physical impurity.
Spiritual and physical impurity hinders the Efficacy of our hymns in CCC, which makes it look ordinary.
Our hymns cause the spirit of God to descend, and radiate divine health and healness to the hearers.
Our hymns carry prophetic message, Divine and unsearchable mysteries, and heavenly glory of God.
Our hymns are heavenly, spiritual, Celestial, and divinely inspired exactly the songs the angels sing in heaven to praise and worship God.
Our hymns are a form of heavenly communication, code and language
When we sing songs that are not peculiar to celestial, the host of angels working with the church look confuse because it is not their identity.
Likewise when we do not chant halleluyah which is an heavenly language. Many say praise God, Amen etc but it is not peculiar to CCC, or the heaven.
Our choristers have lost the efficacy, effect, power and Inspiration of our hymns.
They have diluted it’s spiritual concentration with worldly songs and uncelestian songs.
They have lost inspiration and hardly will you see a true chorister of CCC sing a divinely inspired song
When our hymn was sang by 8 month old child, some wizard, some madmen, some prophets of God, as inspired by God and ably documented by God..
Only few choirs and choristers possess that attribute of divine inspiration of old and have not contaminated what is given to us..
Reasons for lack of inspiration
No fear of God and discipline
Uncleanliness and fornication
Collecting money for the gift of God
Praising human instead of God
Copying the world styles and songs.
Even the hymn book has been diluted from the original today.
We don’t value our hymns in CCC, and those heavenly hosts keep looking at us.
We want to sing the way others are singing forgetting we are peculiar people, heavenly and celestial, Divine from heaven above
Today in CCC, our junior choir can barely sing 5 CCC Hymn. Have we not lost value that way?
We keep teaching them songs that are not ours, borrowed songs later they will come and question, where is the power in CCC and be finding what is not lost.
Our hymn are orderly, spiritual and inspired.
This is what makes them different from other songs, and hip hop
We are losing what is peculiar to us because we don’t know it’s value.
O korin odi gbohun re
Afoju re igbala
Today we want to sing the hymn in our own style not the way it was given from heaven above.
We sing them abstractly and not wholeheartedly.
Songs of health has been turned into songs of headache and chaos. So much noise in our music. That solemn spiritual efficacy had been lost.
Our Fathers SBJ Oshoffa and AA Bada valued our hymns because they wrought wonders and miracles.
One hymn that had power given to us
Baba ni Wakati yi
Gbe ise owo re ga
Our Father sang in fear of God and wholeheartedly and it performed wonders but today we sing it anyhow and yet nothing happens. Because we don’t know it’s value.
One thing we have lost concerning our hymn is its sacredness and efficacy of power in it.
Even the Awos have songs for situations and all sorts.
Today we have lost our heritage in hymns.
During Ope, you will hear all sorts of uncelestian songs. It like we are forced to sing our hymn.
Go to harvest, our songs are jumbled and mumbled. We don’t praise God anymore.
Our hymns are evangelistic in construction. We have hymns for worship, forgiveness of sin Thanksgiving, holy spirit, mercy, Protection, power, Divine love, harvest, coming of Christ , good news etc
The vessel for singing our hymns must be purged. At times the power in the hymn is lost because of unclean vessels. The hymn is pure but the vessel of propagation, the choir or chorister is not pure, hereby producing chaos and spiritual noise.. They produce unclean praise. Many don’t realize singing is also an offering
Those who sing to God, the aspect of the choristers are also levites, ministers of God and must be holy.
You are unclean, or in your menses and yet still want to sing before a clean and holy God. You come to stay at the back of the choir and sing.
You have rendered everything unholy because the instruction is do not come before the lord if you are unholy or in your menses.
The choristers that ought to receive the blessings of God are now hindered. The chorister is a place where blessings of God flow easily.
When the choir has issues, it affects the congregation. The church becomes sick. The prophets are affected spiritually as no revelation will come from above then you see the church quiet. No soul is relieved or saved.
The value of our hymns in worship of God is very significant but it’s a pity today we have lost it…….
Let’s embrace our hymn, our heritage our culture.