Josh at “In Search of the City” is asking a great question (and answering it, by the way) in his post “Sing to one another?” As he points out, most singing by Christians today is done to God or about God.
But, as Josh says, we often miss the scriptural exhortations to also sing to one another with the purpose of edifying one another.
After sharing a quote from Ephesians 5:19, he writes:
Here Paul encourages the saints to sing not only to God but to one another. In Colossians he says basically the same thing, only with an emphasis on teaching and admonishing one another through song (Colossians 3:16).
When was the last time you were part of a church meeting where the members sang directly to one another? Yeah, it’s been a while for me, too.
At any rate, it’s a great practice which I highly recommend.
Then, believe it or not, Josh actually shares the lyrics to a song that written to him as a gift.
I’ve noticed that many of the songs that we sing today are missing the “one another” aspect that is so important in Scripture.
Do you know of any songs that include or emphasize this aspect of our mutual relationships in Christ? (The last time I asked this question, I learned about a song that I had never heard before. I’m hoping for something similar this time.)