Sunday, November 27, 2005

New Blog

I was excited to notice at A Mind Awake (the first blog in the PCA list ... so I happened to click on it) that Bob Kauflin has a new blog, Worship Matters. For those of you who don't know, Bob Kauflin is a musician with Sovereign Grace Ministries, which is sort of known for producing solidly theological worship music.

Judging by what's up there right now, I expect to be a regular. A sampling...
  • Songs for the Hard Times. (God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform; / He plants His footsteps in the sea / And rides upon the storm. / Deep in his dark and hidden mines / With never failing skill / He fashions all His bright designs / And works His sovereign will // O God, we trust in You / O God, we trust in You / When tears are great and comforts few / We hope in mercies ever new / We trust in You.) ... and you can download the MP3 for free on the right sidebar.
  • So Much to Thank God For. (and I won't judge him for ending his sentence with a preposition, because several months ago, Melodee told us that was okay). "My heart is filled with thankfulness / To Him who bore my pain / Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace / And gave me life again / Who crushed my curse of sinfulness / And clothed me in His light / And wrote His law of righteousness / With power upon my heart..."
  • Avoiding Nonsense in Worship Songs. A an excerpt from a book he just read ... "I wrote this out of sheer frustration with the quality of the words we sing in church. The book argues that we have bought into a pop-song model of worship songs, where the words are secondary to beat and melody. The result is songs which are filled with a strange semi-Biblical code and which suffer from poor technique. Above all it encourages writers to really think about the words of their songs and whether they really communicate truth about God."

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