Tuesday, February 05, 2013

How to write a worship song

Longtime faithful reader Susan just sent me this; you'll love it.

12 comments:

The Blainemonster said...

Oh gracious that hurts in such a good way. :D I'm ashamed to admit that in the past I've led some pretty useless songs, but then later had the sense to realize they were garbage and placed them in file 13.

This video demonstrates the exact reason why I don't listen to K-LOVE or AFR...but now I'm just being snobby.

DJP said...

So, are you going to blog about your Phil Keaggy encounter, or not?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Can you hear me groaning, from clear up here in the Pacific Northwest? All he needed was a flannel shirt and rock show lights.

And getting behind on the words (on the screen)? The perfect touch.

Reminds me of the "contemporvant" one you posted a while back.

SolaMommy said...

Hahahaha! "Just...something has to be in flames."

Marla said...

I'm thinking there are lots of people are there who see this and say "Those are great instructions!"

*sigh*.

I try not to be too cynical, but whenever there is a 'worship team/worship band' inevitably, they descend into this.

candy said...

Sooooo true. I am actually going to pass this on to someone from my church. We have had some conversations about worship music, and this church is a tad bit resistant to hymns (except the obligatory hymn for those old folks at the beginning of the service). BTW, I met Phil Keaggy once too. Oh, oh, oh, and I had dinner with Keith Green and his wife years ago. :)

The Blainemonster said...

Oh that little thing! Well, I posted pictures on my photo blog. Perhaps a few words about the encounter would be nice!

DJP said...

Oh, I thought you'd said you were going to do so.

Charles Putnam said...

[gafaw]

Bike Bubba said...

Too....true. An acquaintance of my daughter's just noted that it was easier to sing some of the songs they're playing (sigh) if you "put yourself in the part of the girl."

As if kids these days need any more reasons to be sexually confused. Ugh.

Susan said...

Ok, I only came back to visit Dan's blog today and saw this...which means I really haven't been so faithful lately! :p. Can't claim credit for the vid...saw it on FB via a friend's link, laughed real hard and thought, "Hey! I wonder if Dan would use this for Monday music!" (Tuesday's good, too.) :)

Susan said...

And I just can't resist this line from the vid: "'Hallelujah' rhymes with 'Hallelujah'!"