An old farmer went to the city one weekend & attended the big city church. He came home & his wife asked him how it was.
“Well,” said the farmer, “It was good. They did something different, however. They sang praise choruses instead of hymns.”
“Praise choruses,” said his wife, “What are those?”
“Oh, they’re okay. They’re sort of like hymns, only different,” said the farmer.
“Well, what’s the difference?” asked the wife.
The farmer said, “Well, it’s like this. If I were to say to you, ‘Martha, the cows are in the corn,’ well that would be a hymn.”
“If on the other hand I were to say to you, ‘Martha, Martha, Martha, Oh Martha, MARTHA, MARTHA, the cows, the big cows, the brown cows, the black cows, the white cows, the black and white cows, the COWS, COWS, COWS, are in the corn, are in the corn, are in the corn, are in the corn, . . .’
Well, that would be a praise chorus.”
"In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth; God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our Maker's praise without anxiety." - A.W. Tozer.
Eph 5:19 (KJV): "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."
"Praise is not only speaking to the Lord on our own account, but it is praising Him for what He has done for others." - D.L. Moody.