Saturday, June 10, 2006

Worship

I like old hymns.

Lyrically, I often like old hymns more than I like modern worship music.

Why?

Because a lot of the songs we sing today are all about us.

Trading My Sorrows
He Knows My Name
Give Us Clean Hands

There's nothing wrong with songs about our need for God. We need Him badly. And I love that artists are free to express so many different emotions and feelings about God through music. Thank God for that.

But sometimes I like songs that are more about adoration of who God is rather than our need for him in our lives. Lyrics that aren't necessarily about what we want God to do, or the ways in which we've experienced him, but about his character and the type of God he is.

Just a thought.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you on loving hymns better than worship music! It is always cool when a church has both kinds of services or could alternate music to appease everyone. Have a good one!

June 10, 2006 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Rebeka R. said...

Totally agree!

I can't stand modern "worship" music.

June 10, 2006 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

A little different from the rest, but personally I enjoy modern Christian music.

What touches me is being able to feel what the musician is saying through his words.

Some songs are about Gods character and because I know His character in a personal way I too enjoy and can really "feel" through those lyrics.

But most of the songs I enjoy are about maybe something I have gone through or felt or understood about God. Call me selfish for liking them but they say something to me. They say something about me and about a God who loves me and all He has done in my life.
Those are the songs that speak to my heart.

Growing up in a Catholic church brings to mind the old hymns. Some are so beautiful and truly enjoyed by me, yet so many just remind me of the unpersonal repetition of being taught to learn them but not live them.

June 10, 2006 11:06 PM  
Blogger vbt said...

like your thought... if i could add my two cents... i don't like when we sing about god in the third person... i like the whole refering to him as you/thee - somehow it makes it real and personal

June 11, 2006 2:22 AM  

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