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  • Author:
    C. Richard Wells,Ray Van Neste
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Richard Wells and Ray Van Neste have called together an all-star cast to instruct us in the biblical use of the Psalms and to. .The subtitle of this book is Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship. It could also be subtitled: Modern Baptists Discover Psalmody.

Richard Wells and Ray Van Neste have called together an all-star cast to instruct us in the biblical use of the Psalms and to demonstrate how wisely to put them into practice. Every pastor, music leader, and preparer of the corporate gatherings in the local church must carefully read this book and implement their wise and biblical strategies. Brian Croft, Senior Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church, Author, Visit the Sick, Practical Shepherding.

Forgotten Songs seeks to reclaim the content in various areas of worship. Forgotten Songs of God: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship is a timely expression of timeless truths. This book first examines biblical and historical foundations for the use of the Psalms in worship. The Old Testament and New Testament are revisited noting the nature and purpose of the Psalms and how they were used. Some readers will discover truths they did not know; other readers will remember truths they had almost forgotten; and still others will rejoice that notice has been taken again of how important the Psalms are in Christian worship, both public and private.

Forgotten Songs book. The essay by Richard Wells on the Psalms and pastoral prayer is challenging, especially in this day of short or non-existent pulpit prayer. Many in the church have forgotten the Psalms. The bibliographical essay (Appendix 3) is very good, though Garrett missed William Binnie's very fine work A Pathway into the Psalter. All in all a useful guide for bringing the Book of Psalms more fully into the life of the church and the Christian. Aug 17, 2017 Josh rated it liked it.

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This book first examines biblical and historical foundations for the use of the Psalms in worship

Christian scholars write to inspire renewed interest in actively praying, reciting, and singing the Psalms in personal and corporate times of worship, citing its biblical basis and historical emphasis.

In: The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 40-41. View it in the Music Periodicals Database.

Forgotten Songs calls the church to reclaim the psalms in its worship. Once forming the backbone of Christian daily prayer and weekly enriching the Sunday Eucharist, the psalms have all but disappeared from the life of many Christian congregations today. This collection of essays offers congregations a multiplicity of reasons for restoring the psalms to public and private worship life. The intended audience for this book is clearly evangelical Christians, especially pastors and other leaders responsible for planning worship in their congregations

Resources for Psalm Singing. Study groups and worship committees would do well to read this together.

Resources for Psalm Singing.

Many in the church have forgotten the Psalms. They may still be read, but the rich history of using them as the backbone of Christian worship (from the earliest days of the church until the 19th century) is unknown. For some the thought of praying or singing the Psalms, alone or with others, is entirely foreign. In this we are out of step with our forebears in the faith; we are an oddity in the history of the church and duly suffer for it.Drawn by the rich spiritual depth produced in so many who have invested themselves in the Psalms, Forgotten Songs seeks to reclaim the content in various areas of worship. This book first examines biblical and historical foundations for the use of the Psalms in worship. The Old Testament and New Testament are revisited noting the nature and purpose of the Psalms and how they were used. Examples of the Psalms being employed by the Church Fathers and throughout the Reformation are also explored.The second section of the book examines specific ways of using the Psalms in our worship today. These aren’t abstract ideas or suggestions but are examples from the personal and corporate lives of individuals who have been significantly impacted by the Psalms. From group singing of the Psalms, to praying Psalms publicly and privately, to pastoral care and the place of lament, Forgotten Songs will help others remember to actively use the Psalms in their own worship lives, individually and corporately.Contributors include such academicians and authors as Craig A. Blaising, Douglas Bond, Randall Bush, Jack Collins, Chad Davis, J. Michael Garrett, James H. Grant, Jr., James Richard Joiner, Ray Ortlund, Leland Ryken, Calvin Seerveld, Justin Wainscott, and John D. Witvliet along with editors Ray Van Neste and C. Richard Wells.

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The subtitle of this book is Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship. It could also be subtitled: Modern Baptists Discover Psalmody. Though not all the authors are Baptists, the majority are, and the book had its origins in a conference that was to be held at Union University, but was prevented by a tornado that tore through the campus not long before the conference was to be held. The work is divided into two parts: Biblical and Historical Foundations, and Practice. A look at the book on amazon.com will give the table of contents. Overall, I was quite pleased with the book, though, as with any such collection, the essays vary, not so much in quality, but as in how they affected me. I found C. John Collins' essay thin and unconvincing. The most helpful is Leland Ryken's essay "Reclaiming the Psalms for Private Worship." The essays by Craig Blaising and Douglas Bond I found quite moving. The essay by James Grant on introducing psalm-singing to a congregation was full of helpful advice. The essay by Richard Wells on the Psalms and pastoral prayer is challenging, especially in this day of short or non-existent pulpit prayer. The bibliographical essay (Appendix 3) is very good, though Garrett missed William Binnie's very fine work A Pathway into the Psalter. All in all a useful guide for bringing the Book of Psalms more fully into the life of the church and the Christian.
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forgotten songs -- a book review

The Psalms have played significant roles in the worship of the Church from its earliest days. That's why Bonhoeffer rightly insisted that they are "the prayer-book of the Church". Even in America, the first book to be published, in 1640, was a Psalter. So this splendid collection of essays seeks to reclaim those Forgotten Songs of the Bible in the contemporary life of the Church.

The various essays form a coherent vision for how the psalms can revitalize worship.

The Psalter, of course, isn't simply a "songbook", at least not in the sense most modern folks envision songbooks. Because in reading and singing the Psalms, we are becoming God's people, participating in an ages-old act of worship. The Jewish and early Christian experiences are thereby becoming our own, and we develop a language -- and therefore create a world -- that is centered in the heart of God.

So Forgotten Songs does two things at the same time. It provides biblical foundations and historical understanding of the Psalter. And it offers some of the best pastoral wisdom in the practical matters of actually singing the psalms in everyday life and worship. And it's there -- in the practical words about actually transforming worship and ministry -- that the book offers some of its best material. The concluding "Resources for the Psalms in the Life of the Church" is a bibliographical essay that offers a wealth of information. It, alone, is worth the price of the book.

Forgotten Songs belongs on every pastor and worship leader's shelf, as well as in every home. Because singing those forgotten songs from the Psalter will transform the contemporary Church into the Body of Christ, the People of God. I know it, because I've seen it. I certainly know these songs reinvigorate my Christian life.

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I was provided a free copy of this book from B&H Publishing for my honest review.