This website is for Christians who wonder why (and how) they
should retain and improve hymn singing. It has two parts.
The first lays out a detailed argument for traditional practices; they are the
best means we have for doing the job Scripture assigns to us in passages
like Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16. The second applies the
principles of the Biblical Model to the practical nuts-and-bolts task of
evaluating particular poems and tunes.
Paul Munson teaches music at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Joshua F. Drake works in Nashville and raises goats and poultry on his family farm. Both have been active in churches their whole lives, singing and making melody to the Lord with their heart. Both are married and have several children. They thank their wives, Elisabeth and Vicki, for supporting them in the work of making this web site.
New hymn studies added June 2020:
Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Prefer paper? Our student, Taylor Drummond, has made part 1, A Biblical Model of Congregational Singing, available in print here.
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Munson and Drake have also written a brief introduction to looking at art and listening to music as part of Crossway’s Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series.