There is a reason the three words in the title are used to describe our songs. They are the same terms used by the Holy Spirit in writing about our songs.
It is often said, and correctly so, that in our songs we sing the stories, the truths and the instructions given to us in the Bible.
God wants us to sing. He wants us to sing in our hearts to Him. He wants us to sing to one another.
So many of our songs are actual quotes from the Bible.
Do you know these songs?
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 ESV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
(Psalms 23:1-24:1 ESV)