Because hymns opens our eyes to see Jesus for who He really is. Hymns are wonderful for doing this. Because of the longing to experience God our churches today long for an experience with God, and hymns are some of the richest expression of Christian experience we have. They are a doorway into sensing the truth in our hearts rather than just "knowing" it in our heads. Hymns help us grow up, hymns teach us the rich theology we really need. If we have a limited view of who God is and what the gospel is our experience of it will be limited as well. We link the gospel and it needs to be beat into our heads over and over again! Hymns really stretch us. Hymns are min meditations on the paradoxes of the Gospel that drive us to Jesus. What do you think do we still need hymns in the Church today?