Skip to comments.Poll: In your church, what kinds of songs do you sing?
Posted on 06/27/2009 9:05:43 PM PDT by tenger
Sunday Poll: In your church, what kinds of songs do you sing? A Daily Poll
Hebrew ones in minor keys.
contemporary songs and i love my church band!
No rock and roll jammin for the lamb or gyratin for Jesus. No running wild for the Christ child baloney.
Hymns. And I love them. I’m also a Gen Xer.
This week I liked the selection (and it helped the girl singing was actually excellent)... “I know that My Redeemer Liveth” and “Pan Angelicus”
In one service we sing hymns which is what I prefer. Who could not like Isaac Wyatts, Wesley or Fannie J Crosby? The hymns have such deeper meaning to their words than most contemporary praise songs.
In the other two services praise/worship songs are played loudly. We have very talented musicians, but I get really tired of the noise and repeating the short verses of a praise song multiple times before we finally finish singing it.
I’ll start going to church when it’s held outside on a hill with no singing. ;)
You should try some Gregorian Chants. They are very somber. They had not been infected with the late 19th and early 20th century secular music styles.
Hymns, mostly traditional hymns.
Not of that Praise Music, swooning and arm waving for us.
Traditional hymn book for me, too. Praise Music makes my ears bleed. “Be Thou My Vision”, my all time fave.
I am a baptist not a catholic LOL :).
Here, here. Nothing annoys me more than hearing the Worship Leader say “Come on, one more time!”, followed by repeating the verse not “one more time”, but five or six more times.
On the other hand, to respond to the original question on this thread- I much prefer lively, jubilant Worship songs than dour hymns.
There is a group that sings modern songs in the style of a Gregorian Chant and it is hauntingly beautiful. Although there is some background music, which makes it technically not a Gregorian Chant
The words are what makes the hymn. As one who was in “praise bands” for several years, I found that it was too easy to excuse anti-Scriptural lyrics with a peppy beat; and, I truly missed the richness of the hymns lyrics. One can not read “And Can It Be” or “It is Well” and not be moved. On the other hand if I hear “I am a Friend of God” one more time I’m gonna scream. Many (not all) praise choruses lower God to the level of being like us. Some choruses and a few hymns are not Scriptural. I try to go for that which edifies, teaches, and builds up the saints.
I’m sorry to say ‘Praise Music’.
I’d prefer wine - and I’m a Baptist!
Excellent teaching, ‘though, in the sermon. But the music is all fizz.
I don’t like dour hymns either, because they just drone on and on.
But I do like the messages in hymns such as “When I Survey the Wonderous Cross” or “Be Thou My Vision” or “Blessed Assurance” or “Amazing Grace”.
I also don’t mind the hymns being blended with a praise song which is what our worship pastor does sometimes.
One of my all time favorites is
MY SONG IS LOVE UNKNOWN 1664
The words are beautiful and it is musically excellent.
1. My song is love unknown;
My Saviours love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they may lovely be.
O who am I,
That for my sake,
|: My Lord should take
Frail flesh and die? :|
I also love ABIDE WITH ME
A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS ( now unfortunately banned in most churches)
THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC