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Hymns and contemporary worship songs: principles & preferences (1 of 3) – Hugh Wetmore
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Hymns and contemporary worship songs: principles & preferences (1 of 3) – Hugh Wetmore

In the 1970s, when the new wave of “praise and worship songs” swept through the churches, there were people who liked them and people who disliked them. “Worship wars” divided congregations. Usually, the older generation wanted to retain hymns, while the younger generation was eager to embrace the new contemporary […]

Finding a tune for the lyrics you want to sing
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Finding a tune for the lyrics you want to sing

[notice]Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column.[/notice] In the run-up to Easter, our congregation pondered the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross, during the seven weeks climaxing on Good Friday. The pastor […]

Songs God wants to hear: spiritual songs – the widest range of genres
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Songs God wants to hear: spiritual songs – the widest range of genres

[notice]Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column.[/notice] God wants to hear psalms … and … hymns … and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16). We know what psalms and hymns are, and […]