To Delight the Holy Spirit

“The three sorts of Spiritual songs point to one purpose, namely to delight the Holy Spirit. And some also make the distinction that all the Psalms are types of Spiritual songs, not only practiced with the voice, but also with the stringed instruments: hymns, thanksgivings to God or poems of praise regarding the Lord’s mercy towards us. And by “spiritual songs” we understand that these poems are the means through which all kinds of Spiritual things are learned. See also Colossians 3:16, where the various names mentioned for the titles appear to be found in the Psalms of David.”

Source: http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/DeCockonHymns.htm [footnote link is broken and a Google search did not turn up any other sources]

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