THE One Voice Choir-Ghana has held its third edition of ‘Hymns In Worship’ (HIW) 2016 at Prince Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Accra with objective to maintain the relevance of hymns in Christian lives and worship.
Following a well-patronized 2015 edition of Hymns In Worship, this year’s event treated the hymn-loving audience to a good number of carefully selected repertoire of spirit-filled hymns which cut across rich Ghanaian traditional and foreign hymns.
The choral group revealed that hymns are a valuable aid to worship. They help people to focus their attention on the goodness and glory of God.
Among the selected hymns the choir sang included, “Now praise we great and Famous men,” “Now thank we all our God,” “O Divine Redeemer,” “I’m trying to be like Jesus,” “Our savior’s love,” and “Through all the changing scenes of life” written by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, with admonition for Christians to continually praise and glorify God in all facets of our lives. The admonition further called Christians to believe that all things (not just some things) work together for good to them that love God. The local hymns composed by Sitsofe. K. Ayi, “Ka Hwε” and “Onyame w’adom boro meso’ was extraordinarily performed, coupled with the splendid composition by the writer.
The stories behind the lyrics were narrated to the audience and orchestration of their most loved hymns and how they related to their Christian walk today. Copies of the choir’s albums and the previously held HIW were up for grabs.
The organists for the evening were Humphrey Kwaah, Mark Ato Baah, and Mr. Denis Adjei Asare. Mr. Derick Asare Antwi conducted the choir. The MC for the event was Mr. James Akwasi Adjei Antwi, a popular face in moderating choral events. Lawyer Sarkodie, a patron of the choir gave the opening address. Loretta Larbi, the Administrator for the choir in her closing remark commended all the teams involved for delivering results to make the program a success out of their comfort zones.