I have previously written about the use of choruses during worship services, but most of what I have addressed have been those with vacuous or insipid lyrics. Today I’m addressing some with acceptable lyrics, but which are examples of repetition for encouraging emotionalism. What I have discovered is that, when all is said and done, musically they begin to all sound alike (and the writers seem to lack any imagination or real talent).
While I doubt that it will ever happen, I do think it is time for the Church to get back to real hymns — songs that teach about the faith. When tribulations come, feel-good emotionalism won’t help the saints to stand firm.