Old and New

Here’s a good word from John Cargill:

There are several other problems among Christian Congregations, which adversely affect collective praise to the Godhead and two of these are very subtle. First, there are those who discard good old hymns, because they are old, for inferior new hymns because they are new. Second, there are those who retain poor old hymns, because they are old, and reject good new hymns, because they are new. Both of these factors should be a concern to all who are concerned for the service of God, and should be addressed in sincere prayer. In the first the great contribution of our Godly forefathers is discarded. In the second instance our forebears, however Godly, are elevated above the present working the Holy Spirit and their poetry is given a status that only belongs to Holy Scripture.

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