Truth versus Tune

Does anyone else find themselves singing popular worship songs (both hymns and modern) and thinking, “What in the world does this mean?” I like to think I have somewhat of a handle on theological concepts and jargon, but sometimes I still lean over to Dana during worship and ask, “What does that lyric mean?” to which she smiles at my critical evaluation and shrugs.

Sometimes it seems that we sacrifice solid theological truth in worship songs for the sake of something that just sounds good or rhymes well. It makes me think how many Christians across the nation are singing these words without even thinking about what they’re actually saying. Fortunately worship takes place in our heart’s attitude toward God and not solely in the words we say.

Posted on September 2, 2006

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