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Poll: In your church, what kinds of songs do you sing?
A Daily Poll ^ | June 28, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)

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


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; christianmusic; contemporary; hymns; songs
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1 posted on 06/27/2009 9:05:43 PM PDT by tenger
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To: tenger

Hebrew ones in minor keys.


2 posted on 06/27/2009 9:06:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (It's the spending, stupid!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

contemporary songs and i love my church band!


3 posted on 06/27/2009 9:07:38 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: tenger
Old hymns only !!!

No rock and roll jammin for the lamb or gyratin for Jesus. No running wild for the Christ child baloney.

4 posted on 06/27/2009 9:09:29 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: tenger

I don’t.


5 posted on 06/27/2009 9:09:42 PM PDT by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: tenger

Hymns. And I love them. I’m also a Gen Xer.


6 posted on 06/27/2009 9:11:20 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: tenger

This week I liked the selection (and it helped the girl singing was actually excellent)... “I know that My Redeemer Liveth” and “Pan Angelicus”


7 posted on 06/27/2009 9:11:43 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: tenger

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.


8 posted on 06/27/2009 9:20:43 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: tenger

I’ll start going to church when it’s held outside on a hill with no singing. ;)


9 posted on 06/27/2009 9:22:53 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (There is no Far Right.. There is only Far Left.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon
Old hymns only !!!

No rock and roll jammin for the lamb or gyratin for Jesus. No running wild for the Christ child baloney.

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.

10 posted on 06/27/2009 9:23:48 PM PDT by uptoolate (Primaries mean something - Conservative means Conservative)
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To: tenger

Hymns, mostly traditional hymns.

Not of that Praise Music, swooning and arm waving for us.


11 posted on 06/27/2009 9:25:08 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna

Traditional hymn book for me, too. Praise Music makes my ears bleed. “Be Thou My Vision”, my all time fave.


12 posted on 06/27/2009 9:30:30 PM PDT by Island Girl
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To: uptoolate
Gregorian Chants..

I am a baptist not a catholic LOL :).

13 posted on 06/27/2009 9:30:44 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Texas56

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.


14 posted on 06/27/2009 9:32:10 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: uptoolate

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


15 posted on 06/27/2009 9:38:08 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: richmwill

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.


16 posted on 06/27/2009 9:38:35 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: tenger

I’m sorry to say ‘Praise Music’.

Christian Pop.

I’d prefer wine - and I’m a Baptist!

Excellent teaching, ‘though, in the sermon. But the music is all fizz.


17 posted on 06/27/2009 9:39:13 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: richmwill

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.


18 posted on 06/27/2009 9:40:50 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Island Girl

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 Saviour’s 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


19 posted on 06/27/2009 9:43:41 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: tenger

Church songs.


20 posted on 06/27/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: tenger

For us, modern contemporary music, but that includes some hymns with modern arrangements.

Psalm 150

1 Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.

2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.

3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,

4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,

5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.


21 posted on 06/27/2009 9:48:49 PM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: tenger

We do half and half on Sunday morning. On Sunday nights and Wednesday nights—we do traditional hymns. Once a month, on a Saturday night, we have a “contemporary praise service” for those who are inclined.

I, of course, ever conservative still prefer the old hymns.


22 posted on 06/27/2009 9:49:16 PM PDT by betsyross60
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To: tenger
Hymns from the Lutheran Service Book.

Alphabetical listing. Topical listing.


23 posted on 06/27/2009 9:49:19 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS)
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To: ColdSteelTalon
No rock and roll jammin for the lamb or gyratin for Jesus. No running wild for the Christ child baloney.

Psalm 150:3-4: "praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals."

24 posted on 06/27/2009 9:51:44 PM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: tenger

Our worship team sings mostly Contemporary Christian songs. In many of them, they even mention Jesus’s name.


25 posted on 06/27/2009 9:54:38 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: xjcsa
Psalm 150:3-4: "praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals."

Amen. Aint no rock and roll instruments in that verse!!!

26 posted on 06/27/2009 9:55:09 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: tenger

None. I just mumble very softly; hoping to avoid difficult octave changes, hoping nobody hears me, and hoping nobody notices that I’m just mumbling and waiting for the song to end, so I can sit down and read my bulletin.


27 posted on 06/27/2009 10:03:29 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Texas Eagle
Our worship team sings mostly Contemporary Christian songs. In many of them, they even mention Jesus’s name.

Is the worship team able to fill the stands with many worship fans? Are there any worship cheerleaders? Does the worship team have any worship coaches?

I infinitely prefer a worship service where the congregation joins together in song, praise and prayer which corporately builds and supports the exposition of God's Word as the pinnacle of the service. Then, as a congregation, they are equipped to throughout the week to worship God by ministering to the needs of each other and their communities.

But that's just me.

28 posted on 06/27/2009 10:06:38 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: tenger

I find very moving: A Mighty Fortress is our Lord and Amazing Grace and I am Catholic./Just Asking - seoul62......


29 posted on 06/27/2009 10:06:43 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: Cincinna
The Wisdom and Goodness of God

God shall alone the refuge be,
And comfort of my mind;
Too wise to be mistaken, He,
Too good to be unkind.

In all his holy, sovereign will,
He is, I daily find.
Too wise to be mistaken, still
Too good to be unkind.

When I the tempter’s rage endure,
‘Tis God supports my mind;
Too wise to be mistaken, sure,
Too good to be unkind.

When sore afflictions on me lie,
He is (though I am blind)
Too wise to be mistaken, yea,
Too good to be unkind.

What though I can’t his goings see,
Nor all his footsteps find?
Too wise to be mistaken, He,
Too good to be unkind.

Samuel Medley, A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship (William Gadsby)

This is a "general" hymn and can be sung to several different melodies including "Amazing Grace" and "O For a Thousand Tongues."

30 posted on 06/27/2009 10:08:16 PM PDT by HusbandMan
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To: tenger

We sing every word but the Profession of Faith at Communion time, and the homily. Every “Amen!” Every “Lord have mercy!” Father chants the Gospel, and a cantor chants the Epistle.


31 posted on 06/27/2009 10:09:56 PM PDT by redhead (Obama: Lame Duck in 2010. Check out the Half-baked Sourdough! (shameless blog plug!))
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To: seoul62

One of my favs:

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/e/nearersn.htm


32 posted on 06/27/2009 10:12:24 PM PDT by uptoolate (Primaries mean something - Conservative means Conservative)
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To: tenger

My Catholic Church sings mostly older songs.


33 posted on 06/27/2009 10:15:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Texas56

Who could not like Isaac Wyatts, Wesley or Fannie J Crosby?

What religion are you? I have never heard of these folks and I have been Catholic my entire 40 years on Earth.


34 posted on 06/27/2009 10:17:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ColdSteelTalon
Amen. Aint no rock and roll instruments in that verse!!!

Every drum kit I've seen has cymbals, and every guitar I've seen has strings.

35 posted on 06/27/2009 10:26:00 PM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
"I’ll start going to church when it’s held outside on a hill with no singing"

Isn't that called....."fishing"?

36 posted on 06/27/2009 10:26:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (It's the spending, stupid!)
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To: napscoordinator

I was raised Baptist, however, as an adult have been Presbyterian and in a Bible church. In all of those churches we sang hymns written by the three mentioned.

Sorry, I misspelled Watts’ name. It should have been Isaac Watts not Wyatts.


37 posted on 06/27/2009 10:34:55 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: tenger
Traditional hymns.

A Mighty Fortress is Our God - that sort of thing.

38 posted on 06/27/2009 10:36:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Texas56

My Grandfather was Presbyterian as well as a good majority of my family on my father’s side. How did I end up Catholic? My Grandmother was Catholic and back in the older days, I believe that that fathers would defer to the mothers religion for the kids. My Grandmother on my Mothers side was Baptist...now how did I end up Catholic??? Well for some reason my Grandmother allowed the kids to grow up Catholic as my Grandfather on my mother’s side was Catholic. It is quite a story but true. So we have both of your religions covered in my family.


39 posted on 06/27/2009 10:41:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

A song I’m sure you are familiar with, “Joy to the World”, was written by Isaac Watts.


40 posted on 06/27/2009 10:41:49 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: tenger

Usually it is contemporary Christian music, but with an emphasis on God and Jesus. There is a message in our music.
My favorite contemporary song is “El Shaddai” by Amy Grant. I still get goose bumps every time I hear it.


41 posted on 06/27/2009 10:44:01 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: napscoordinator

That is interesting. Were your ancestors Scottish by chance?

Your observation is probably right that the “faith” practiced in families is often determined by the mothers in families.

My husband, who was raised Catholic, is very active in our church.


42 posted on 06/27/2009 10:46:21 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Texas56

My mother’s father and my father’s mother have scottish in their blood. Good for your husband. I think it is better for both parents to be active in which ever church they choose. It just makes it better. Same sort of thing with having two parents in the household (father and mother of course. :)


43 posted on 06/27/2009 10:52:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: tenger

if the hymnbook doesn’t open with Holy Holy Holy then I’m at the wrong church.

I don’t mind praise or charismatics on occasion but I prefer Protestant literalism with old music.

and wood floors and in a church, not an auditorium

and I like for folks to be just a hair skeered of the preacher

yep...i’m old

my oldest daughter was baptized recently at 20 in a praise church...it was nice..


44 posted on 06/27/2009 10:53:58 PM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: tenger

We go to the Life Teen rock-n-roll mass because we have friends there and my husband likes it, but honestly, some Sundays I’m gagging. I was a church organist as my part-time job in highschool and I had a hymnbook collection obtained from second hand stores and relatives. I love old SATB arrangements and real hymns from various denominations. But what I am really puzzled by is how transient contemporary music is. I liked “folk masses” when I was young, but I can’t find anybody who remembers much Catholic folk mass music from the 1970’s. I sang “St. Louis Jesuit” songs in the 1980s, and most of them are gone from the playlist now. Is sacred music supposed to be disposable, like a used paper cup?

p.s.: One other note: When I took a philosophy and religion combo class in college, I was amazed to find that I already knew some of the theological concepts because they had been well and concisely articulated in traditional hymns that I knew.

p.p.s.: Pipe organs rule.


45 posted on 06/27/2009 10:54:27 PM PDT by married21
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To: Texas56

A song I’m sure you are familiar with, “Joy to the World”, was written by Isaac Watts.

Oh wow! Thank you. I did not know that. I am going to You tube to put all the names in to listen to the songs they sing. I love FREEPERS...always teaching me.


46 posted on 06/27/2009 10:54:41 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: LukeL

Enigma


47 posted on 06/27/2009 10:54:50 PM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: wardaddy

Slayer: South of Heaven
Motorhead: Go to Hell
Etc...


48 posted on 06/27/2009 10:58:24 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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To: tenger

songs from my youth when I was more pious:

Just as I Am

Tenderly Calling

Rock of Ages (not that one)

Bringing in the Sheaves

Onward Christian Soldiers

i also prefer traditional Christmas works


49 posted on 06/27/2009 11:00:30 PM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: Minn
I just mumble very softly; hoping to avoid difficult octave changes, hoping nobody hears me, and hoping nobody notices that I’m just mumbling and waiting for the song to end, so I can sit down and read my bulletin.

See, this is the problem with church music nowadays. Either it's three-chord happy clappy stuff with banal lyrics on an overhead projector, or it's the same old dreary hymns sung half-hearted and out of tune to the accompaniment of a dusty old organ.

There is a remedy for this, and that's to revive the Sacred Harp tradition of a hundred and fifty years ago. Also known as shape-note or "fasola" style, it's perfect for people with no formal choral training who nonetheless like to belt out hymns of real substance and depth. Search YouTube for "sacred harp" and hear robust, rough-hewn songs of deep and trusting faith sung the way our remote ancestors sang them.

50 posted on 06/28/2009 12:11:26 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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