Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hymn of the Month -- The Canaan Hymns

You may not have heard of the Canaan Hymns, the songs of the Chinese church.  Since the early 1990s, God has been using Xiao Min, a peasant girl who neither finished junior high school nor is able to read music, to write more than 1100 hymns that have inspired Chinese Christians all over the world.

The songs are beautiful, powerful, and filled with praise and hunger for God. The 50-minute video below introduces the hymns and the hymnist, Xiao Min, and expresses the faith of the Christians in China and their humble sincerity and love for one another.  If you prefer the video in six shorter segments, just click here.  I encourage you to watch it.  You may not know the songs, but after experiencing the video you will know something of the life and faith of our brothers and sisters in China.  And your heart will be enlarged as you see God's grace at work.

Want more?  You can read an interview with Xiao Min here.

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