Tag: Hugh Wetmore

Songs God wants to hear: how contemporary songwriters recycle older hymns

[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] The intrinsic value of some of the older Hymns is recognised by some contemporary songwriters. They realise that the upcoming generation often considers them old fashioned. […]

Singing that pleases God: Psalms that cover every possible theme

[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 our January 2016 column we “lamented” that we don’t seem to sing the “Lament Psalms”. Psalms that mourn our sins, express our depression, admit our […]

Singing that pleases God: Psalms

[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] Ask around your congregation: “Do we sing Psalms in our church?”.  Most will say “No, we sing worship songs – not Psalms”. Yet, without realising it, you […]

Raise the bar in worship

[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] High-Jump Athletes are continually pushing themselves to achieve ‘higher’ standards of excellence. They do this by raising the bar, incrementally, and willing themselves to exceed the height they reached […]