Friday, June 15, 2007

A Great Reminder

I was recently meeting with a member of our church, discussing various things regarding worship, music and the church. In the course of our conversation, we came across a great reminder for all of us. I quote:

"One man sent me a note saying he loves the old hymns but can't stand modern praise and worship music. I wrote back reminding him that if we ever raise a generation of believers which doesn't write its own music, Christianity is dead. Every era needs to compose its own songs to God, and the music of the younger generation will seldom sound like that of the older one. Just ask Isaac Watts, the father of English hymnody, whose elders railed against his new-fangled hymns."

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