In the past several years, however, I've come to appreciate the depth of theology that hymns encapsulate. While I still like modern praise songs, hymns (with some exceptions) focus my mind on Jesus and His gospel. The lyrics teach the great doctrines of Christianity, celebrating their wonders as they help us memorize great truths.
I would like my Sunday blog posts from this point forth to feature the great hymns, maintaining an attitude of worship begun at church. I pray these hymns will help us reflect on the Lord, His majesty and His gospel.
When I Survey The Wonderous Cross was one of the first hymns I memorized as a young Christian. It summarized my conversion experience. Hearing how Jesus died in my place, for my sin, made clear demands on me.