Tag Archives: song selection

What Happened to the Hymn Writers?

I will freely admit this, as one of the “younger” generation — the hymnody (referring to the texts, not the music) of the 20th century has been significantly lacking.  Why is this?  And why did the mid to late 20th … Continue reading

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Reasons for Analyzing Songs

Why be so picky about songs?  Here’s my reasoning.  If you disagree, I really would encourage you to comment; I’m not perfect and I will readily say I can be wrong… I encourage you to convince me of my error … Continue reading

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Singing or Selecting Songs: Lyrics

This is partially coming from the paper I mention in the About page.  What is it we should be thinking about when we read through the lyrics of a song and are attempting to determine its suitability, or even when trying … Continue reading

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Reasons We Like Songs

Going through your “library” of songs that you typically do at your church –  whether that means going through a hymnal, a drawer of sheet music, or an online collection of PDFs – can be enlightening.  Why do we do … Continue reading

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How Important Is Preparation?

In this post, I’m thinking through some aspects of planning and preparation for Sunday.  Of course, coming from me, this will primarily be thinking about musical aspects of Sunday. What Does Music Do? To set the basis for the importance of … Continue reading

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