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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monotony for Worship


I really dislike “praise choruses” because they are usually vacuous in meaning and almost always repetitious and monotonous — and that doesn’t even consider whether or not the lyrics are worth while!

Case in point is one we (congregation, not me) sang this week.  Take a look:

You Are Holy
Marc Imboden / Tammi Rhoton

You are holy
You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise
I will follow
I will listen
I will love you
All of my days

I will sing to 
And worship
The Kingdom is worthy
I will love and adore Him
And I will bow down before Him
And I will sing to and worship the Kingdom is worthy 
And I will love and adore
And I will bow down before Him
You're my prince of peace
And I will live my life for You

You are holy
You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise
I will follow
I will listen
I will love you
All of my days

I will sing to 
And worship
The Kingdom is worthy
I will love and adore Him
And I will bow down before Him
And I will sing to and worship the Kingdom is worthy 
And I will love and adore
And I will bow down before Him
You're my prince of peace
And I will live my life for You

I will sing to 
And worship
The Kingdom is worthy
I will love and adore Him
And I will bow down before Him
And I will sing to and worship the Kingdom is worthy 
And I will love and adore
And I will bow down before Him
You're my prince of peace
And I will live my life for You

You are holy
You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise
I will follow
I will listen
I will love you
All of my days

You are holy
You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise

You are holy
You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise

Oh, and we did it sort of as a round with “Guys” singing a different line than the “Gals.”  Reminded me of grad school.  I guess it is good for an emotional high, but it just irritated me; first, because there is no music to read with it so I had no idea what the tune was and, second, I despise such monotony because it takes no thought whatsoever.

“Worship” leaders, you can do better than this — get rid of these “radio songs.”  PLEASE!

Let’s end this “rant” with some humor — showing how no one pays attention to lyrics of songs they sing in church!  Ah, but it makes them feel good!

1 comment:

Perri Nelson said...

Funny but sad video.