kayre: (St . Cecilia)
I recently had a discussion with a friend about "Christian Contemporary Music" as heard on the radio and in many churches now- the Nashville pop/rock music style stuff. In response to comments about how bad some of the music is, I responded that "Ninety percent of anything is garbage." It's the job of church musicians to carefully evaluate music and find the good stuff that deserves to endure. To those who think old hymns are always better-- I'd like to show them some gems out of my collection of 18th and 19th century hymnals, including such gems as "Showers of Blessings", with the climactic line "Let some droppings fall on me." We just stopped singing messes like that, and kept the good ten percent!

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