We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Another Emotion-Driven Song


This is a song we “performed” in our assembly recently.  While there is a wee bit of doctrine in the lyrics, it is just repeated over and over.   Is there something wrong with ME that I find this repetitive stuff to be a put-off?  If this was the standard fare at our assembly, I’d have to find another place to go.  All I can see with this song is a way to drive the emotions.  Please leave it on the radio and out of the assembly.


"All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises”
by Paul Baloche

You lived, You died, You said in three days You would rise
You did, You're alive
You rule, You reign, You said You're coming back again
I know You will, all the earth will sing Your praises
All the earth will sing Your praises

You took, You take our sins away, oh God
You give, You gave Your life away for us
You came down, You saved us through the cross
Our hearts are changed because of Your great love

You lived, You died, You said in three days You would rise
You did, You're alive
You rule, You reign, You said You're coming back again
I know You will, all the earth will sing Your praises
All the earth will sing Your praises, yeah

You took, You take our sins away, oh God
You give, You gave Your life away for us
You came down, You saved us through the cross
Our hearts are changed because of Your great love

You lived, You died, You said in three days You would rise
You did, You're alive
You rule, You reign, You said You're coming back again
I know You will, all the earth will sing Your praises

Live, You lived, You died, You said in three days You would rise
You did, You're alive, yeah
You rule, You reign, You said You're coming back again
I know You will and all the earth will sing Your praises

You lived, You died, You said in three days You would rise
You did, You're alive, yeah, You rule
You rule, You reign, You said You're coming back again
I know You will, all the earth will sing Your praises

Yeah, yes they will
All the earth will sing Your praises
All the earth will sing
All the earth will sing Your praises

Yeah, yes they will
All the earth will sing Your praises
All the earth
All the earth will sing Your praises

Yeah they will
Shout Your praises Lord
Shout Your praises, yes


5 comments:

Sir Mins said...

I agree with you. It is sad that your congregation had to sing that hymn. I have been posting old hymns on youtube and hopefully somebody will be blessed by them. The old hymns were very rich in theology.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Oh, we use old hymns also, but when they do this sort of tripe it becomes frustrating and disappointing.

Anonymous said...

This song is annoying! In agreement with you, this one should be trashed.

-Carolyn

Anonymous said...

We recently found a church closer to our house that is teaching sound doctrine. The music style is simple and reverent, and no dimming of lights, etc. We sing ALOT of hymns and Getty's music, which I am ok with...(I am still watching the Getty's to see if they start to stray. They are humans too...and I have some issues with some lyrics with In Christ Alone.) BUT this past Sunday we were alittle late and we walked in as they were singing some old songs from Third Day and Matt Redman. I know they weren't rocking it out and stuff, but I am just so done with those artists. So any songs from them I just cannot sing! Is that being legalistic??? IDK! I just prayed the whole time asking the Lord to help me because I think I was more distracted then offering a sacrifice of praise...which isn't right either! =(

Ms. B

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

No, it's not legalistic to refuse to sing songs from artists you find questionable. I refuse to sing anything from Vineyard or Hillsong.