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Q: According to Augustine, why was the singing of hymns and psalms in church established?
A: According to Augustine, the singing of hymns and psalms in church was established because it was a way of "inducing a devotional frame of mind and inflaming the strength of love to God"; he found it a deeply moving, "excellent, useful, and holy exercise for a Christian congregation".
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User: According to Augustine, why was the singing of hymns and psalms in church established?

Weegy: Saint Augustine (354-430 CE) was the foremost philosopher/theologian of the early Church and had a profound influence on the subsequent development of Western thought and culture. [ He, more than any other person, shaped the themes and defined the problems that have characterized the Western tradition of Christian Theology. Many of his writings are considered classics and two in particular stand out as his most celebrated: Confessions (an autobiography describing his life and conversion) and City of God (a Christian vision of history). [paraphrased from Believe] Although Augustine did not write any hymns, he did write about the nature and importance of hymns and also about the activity of hymn singing. Several selections from his writings are of particular importance: Concerning the activity of hymn singing: In Book IX of his Confessions, chapters 6 & 7, Augustine describes a famous incident in Milan concerning St. Ambrose and the Empress Justina, who had been converted to Arianism: [from the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia] ... and we were baptized, and solicitude about our past life left us. Nor was I satiated in those days with the wondrous sweetness of considering the depth of Thy counsels concerning the salvation of the human race. How greatly did I weep in Thy hymns and canticles, deeply moved by the voices of Thy sweet-speaking Church! The voices flowed into mine ears, and the truth was poured forth into my heart, whence the agitation of my piety overflowed, and my tears ran over, and blessed was I therein. ]
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According to Augustine, the singing of hymns and psalms in church was established because it was a way of "inducing a devotional frame of mind and inflaming the strength of love to God"; he found it a deeply moving, "excellent, useful, and holy exercise for a Christian congregation".
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