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Want to write a generic worship song that’s light on theological and spiritual substance but will have church congregations the world over bursting their lungs in an attempt to sing as loud as they possibly can? Why not? All you need is at least 5 of the following 25 worship song words. The more the better. ALSO each one must be repeated at lease 8 times throughout the duration of the song!
– Holy (This is by far the most common. Everyone LOVES the word holy.)
– Desert (This seems to be the new word for “broken”)
– (My) Everything
And there you go! Stick to this list, and you will have a hit worship song that makes you a lot of money before you can say “praise the awesome power of the mighty God!”
Guys. I think we have a problem. If I can box 95 percent of songs sung in churches today into 25 words, I KNOW we have a problem. Worship music is turning into the Christianese version of pop music. Go back and look at the lyrics of some modern worship songs and realize that a lot of them just don’t make all that much sense. And the ones that do often mean what the listener wants them to mean. I long for the days of hymns. At least they had real substance.