The definitive guide to the meaning of todayas most popular praise and worship songs. Few things influence Christiansa understanding of the faith more than the songs they sing in worship. The explosion of praise and worship music in the last fifteen years has profoundly affected our experience of God. So what are those songs telling us about who God is? In what ways have they made us more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ? In what ways have they failed to embody the full message of the gospel? Working with the lists of the most frequently sung praise and worship songs from recent years, the authors of this book offer an objective but supportive assessment of the meaning and contribution of the Christian music that has been so important in the lives of contemporary believers.The chorus form remained dominant, and the music reflected Southern Gospel practice. Thou Art Worthy (1963) is rooted in the 1950s; it has a longer chorus form and slower tempo, and uses 3-chord ... When performed, the pianist adds many more chord progressions to give more of the gospel song style of the 1970s .
|Title||:||The Message in the Music|
|Publisher||:||Abingdon Press - 2010-12-01|