Over the past generation, many churches have left behind the singing of hymns. Some have asked whether hymns are still appropriate or relevant for today. Yet at the same time, there are new hymns being written that honor the tradition of the ancient, Biblical hymns of the faith. Among these hymn writers are Keith Getty and Stuart Townend (e.g., “In Christ Alone”).
Getty gave a very helpful summary of why he writes hymns and a theology of music at a recent conference. You may listen to it here.