Music In The Worship Of The New Testament

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

From the beginning of the New Testament experience, the believer's response to Jesus Christ has included song. Most of the New Testament songs or hymns have found their way into the enduring liturgy of the church, including the Magnificat, the Benedictus, the Gloria, and the Nunc Dimittis. New Testament music in worship included psalmody, hymns composed in the church, and spiritual songs-alleluias and songs of jubilation or ecstatic nature. Further, many of the elements characteristic of...


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