Why do we sing What we sing?
Singing has been a central element of Biblical worship from the time that Israel came out of Egypt and sang the song of Moses. King David made provision for 288 musicians to lead music in Temple worship. (In J.S. Bach’s personal Bible there is a note by I Chronicle 25; “This is the basis for all church music.”) Music and singing are universals for all ages and all places. The value of this for the church in history cannot be overestimated because great hymns carry both the theology and the heart-devotion of the church. This twin emphasis – the truth about knowing God and the heart that is warmed by his touch – guides the music for St. Andrews.