Elisabeth Elliot on Hymnody
I happened across one of Elisabeth Elliot's newsletters, from 1999, in which she wrote an article titled, "Whatever Happened to Hymns?" In this short piece, she expressed some of her concerns about the modern church's abandonment of the use of ancient hymnody in worship. It was especially moving to hear Elliot recounted how she laid in bed singing "How Firm a Foundation" on the night that her husband, Jim Elliot, was murdered. There is great comfort in the biblical truths of so many Christian hymns. It was also encouraging to see that she recommended our own Trinity Hymnal as a good source of theologically solid hymnody. You can read the article here.