Here is a performance of the earliest known manuscript of a Christian hymn to contain both lyrics and musical notation:
It is known as the Oxyrhynchus Hymn, and it is from the third century AD. Thanks to New Testament scholar Mark Goodacre for pointing this fascinating hymn out on his blog.
Now that you’ve heard an example of how the early church worshipped God, reflect on how your church worships. What is your favorite praise song or hymn? Share your favorites in the comments.