Should We Sing To God or For/About God?

PonderI follow the blog “Ponder Anew” by Jonathan Ponder, and this one made me ponder!  “Does it matter if we’re singing to God or about God?”  This is a subtle difference but it is worth considering!  He has noted older hymns are in the third person while today’s praise songs are in the second person.  I had never identified this differentiation between the eras of church music!  I shall have to pay more attention now.  Even though our relationship to God is personally close, somehow the third person has a bit more reverence to it.

His insightful blog post can be found here.


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