The content of Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs is divided into two parts: hymns of God’s words, and hymns of church life.
The hymns of Almighty God’s words are entirely drawn from selected passages of The Word Appears in the Flesh and Records of Christ’s Talks. The rendering of these classic utterances into song is of great benefit to the spiritual devotion of God’s chosen ones, helping them draw closer to God, and their contemplation of God’s words and understanding of the truth; these hymns are, what’s more, conducive to people experiencing God’s words and entering the reality of His words.
The hymns of church life consist of what God’s chosen ones in different regions have gained and learned from experiencing God’s work of judgment of the last days. These real experiences bear full testimony to the effect that God’s work of judgment achieves in people. They testify that the truth expressed by Almighty God has completely saved people from the forces of Satan, that it has purified them and brought them salvation. They bear witness that God has made a group of overcomers in China, has been victorious over Satan, and has been fully glorified. These hymns bring people faith and strength, and encourage them to reflect upon themselves, to see their deficiencies, to solve their difficulties and points of confusion—confirming that only those who understand the truth can free themselves from the influence of Satan, that the truth can set people free. Good songs are a companion in life, there to help whenever needed. They are a source of great edification. These hymns of church life are testimony to the chosen ones’ experiencing of God’s work.
November 13, 2018
Please note: As of this hymn book’s publication date, only some of the lyrics have been put to music. Those that haven’t appear with a text translation.