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  • Contemporary Musical Worship (see David Young: North Boulevard Hijacked)
    • Donnie Cruz (no login)
      Posted Dec 6, 2004 1:35 AM

      I was listening to BBN (Bible Broadcasting Network) radio one day this past summer and heard Dr. Lowell Davey speak on the "Perspective" program. He spoke of the very popular and great hymn, "O Worship the King," and contrasted it with another song that reflects the contemporary music worship culture of the last few decades. He further commented, "I think it's going to be pretty relevant to where you may find yourself to be or where the church is basically headed today." He went on to recite the words to this song and pointed out that many of the contemporary music pieces are written and promoted by unsaved people and secular corporations basically producing the music for our church today. [If time permits later on, I would like to present a transcribed segment of this program.]

      To have a better appreciation for the message that the song conveys, he suggested singing it to the tune of "O Worship the King." So, here's the hymn first. Would you please sing it meaningfully? And remember the tune! (I have researched online to find a copy of the other song that Dr. Davey alluded to above. Guess what I found? You'll see it later on. But, first, the hymn.)
      O worship the King, all glorious above
      And gratefully sing His wonderful love;
      Our shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
      Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

      Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
      It breathes in the air, it shines in the light:
      It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
      And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

      Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
      In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
      Thy mercies how tender! How firm to the end!
      Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

      Now, here: http://www.bbnradio.org/bbn/bbs/read.asp?page=1&id=310&table=BBN_News

      Author: Jeff Apthorp
      Date:9/7/2004 4:33:09 PM
      Have your hymn books been replaced?

      Recently Dr. Lowell Davey shared the following thought provoking words on the Perspective program. They read best set to the tune of the Hymn "O Worship The King".

      O worship the slides, projected above.
      Theyre taking the place, of hymnbooks we love.
      We cant read ahead, and we cant read the score,
      We cant harmonize and sing parts anymore.

      O tell of His love, but dont mention sin.
      We cannot offend, or crowds wont come in.
      Forgetting His wrath, and His anger dont sing.
      Were gracious and kind, and non-threatening.

      Our bountiful hymns, in which we delight,
      Are stogey and old, the words they arent right.
      We cant memorize them, dont know what they mean.
      Their authors are dead, and their length is obscene.

      Frail children of NOW, we sing what we can,
      Our culture has givn, a short attention span,
      Well sing and repeat the Ad infinitum,
      While making their writers a neat tidy sum.


      ___________________________
      Donnie


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      Changed to the original, intended title: "Contemporary Musical Worship" [d.c.]
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