THE PLURAL OF HIM… …would be hims, right? Except we would spell it hymns, I suppose. Okay, I know you think I’ve lost my mind here. And, you wouldn’t be the first person lately to think I’ve lost my mind. Keep reading.
When word got out several years ago that LifeWay was investing in a new hymnal that would include more features and products than had ever been done before, I heard more than once that I had lost my mind. After all, they would say, we live in the “post-hymnal” period in church history, right?
I guess in some corners of the world, it seems that way. But from where I sit, the church, more than ever, is crying out for quality songs and hymns in new and old expressions to use in drawing out God’s people in meaningful expressions of praise. And, at LifeWay, our only purpose is to resource the Church. We are doing this because we have to in order to fulfill our reason for existence.
So, for six years we have recorded tracks, orchestrated hymns and songs and developed additional resources for over 2,700 titles at LifeWayWorship.com. Of those 2,700 titles, over 1,300 of them have 40 types of resources. You might say we’ve been a little busy.
God has supernaturally empowered us for this task, and the results have been staggering. We will take no credit because God alone has given us the vision, the resources, the people, and the power to pull it off. And we have just begun.
It has been such a privilege to be part of this process. God has shown His faithfulness at every turn. We are committed to continuing the development of LifeWayWorship.com so that churches of every size can more effectively do the work God has called them to do.
The plural of him? Well, I guess technically that would have to be them. But when I think of all the places and people that have and will be blessed by the resources at LifeWayWorship.com, I think about the countless ways the character and nature of our Mighty God will be proclaimed.
And all of it together truly will be the plural of Him.
Director, LifeWay Worship