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Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Christ Our Life

Based upon Colossians 3: 1-4, this single

line  tune stresses new life in Christ.

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I Corinthians 14:15 - This song begins with a quote of the verse of the title, then asks the Holy Spirit to come, followed by an improvisatory section where participants may sing in the spirit as so moved by the moment.

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Colossians 3:16


Psalms - the book of Psalms was the songbook of the early church, continuing
a tradition from synagogue worship.

Hymns - the hymns of the early church were new, enabling the church to sing about Christ and important doctrines connected to him.

Spiritual songs - these songs were based on the word ‘alleluia’, in particular the last syllable, ‘ia’, and were freer and more spontaneous, in response to the Spirit.
This kind of singing came to be called ‘jubilus’.

From Robert Webber’s Enter His Courts with Praise, pp. 3-4.
Music in the New Testament
Spiritual Songs

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