Evaluate a Good Song | Discerning God in Song Episode 05


Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Dave Currie

A living church always needs new expressions in song to meet the immediacy of current and particular circumstances.” – Dave Currie

Spiritual songs and hymns help us become more discerning leaders. As we sing, regardless of our unique context, we join with the voices of saints from around the world who worship musically with songs of our Christian faith. How may distinct races, denominations, or ethnic groups have you joined in song? Engaging in song theologically, emotionally, and experientially is good for the soul. We evaluate a good song theologically by holding it up to Scripture; we are invited fully into the song experientially and emotionally. Good songs stand the test of time.

For more information about today’s hymns:

“LORD, YOU HAVE COME TO THE LAKESHORE”
  • Background: https://hymnary.org/text/lord_you_have_come_to_the_lakeshore
  • https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-lord-you-have-come-to-the-lakeshore
  • Solo guitar & duet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdsab4mm4nI&pbjreload=10
  • Choir in Spanish & English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdXrgsqIZ8k
“HERE O LORD YOUR SERVANTS GATHER”
  • Background: https://hymnary.org/text/here_o_lord_your_servants_gather
  • https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-here-o-lord-your-servants-gather
  • Japanese/English Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiT6WSdBNhw

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