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Don’t banish hymn singing in worship services, Rev Dr Adeniji urges Christians


The Minister in charge of Immanuel Baptist Church, Oyo, Rev Dr Ezra Adeniji has urged Christians to prioritize hymn singing in all their worship services especially during this pandemic which has ravaged the world.

Adeniji, while speaking at the end of a community hymn singing service organised by the church urged Christians to seek comfort and strength from the words of the hymns especially during the period of the pandemic.

“There are many reasons for us to sing hymns of praises to God at this period of pandemic.

It could be worse but God cares for us, provide for us and spare our lives. So we must praise Him with hymns and singing praises to God in our services and even as families” Adeniji said.

 “I encourage every Christian to learn to sing more hymns. Hymns are filled with songs of comfort, strength, prayers and lots more.

The lyrics are biblical and the story behind every hymn is unique. For example, the popular song ‘Now Thank We Our God’ A f’ope f’Olorun’ was written during a pandemic”.

Oyedokun advised churches to embrace hymn singing, especially in this present generation.

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Responding to why there are few recent hymns;

” Hymns are canonised and new hymns need to pass through many stages before the are canonised “

Present at the event which was streamed online was Professor Ojoawo of the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso and other dignitaries.