I have a dilemma. My Pastor forbids the worship team to sing any new songs on a Sunday morning (this is when most people come to church so I think we could learn the new song together). When we teach new songs in the evening not many people come back (?) so only a handful know the new songs. Help!!!!
Amen brother!! Pray to God that He will bestow heaps of blessings on the pastor. Pray for the worship service. Pray that God will use you to show Jesus to his people.
Actually, many songs (and especially the hymns) are really too wordy to be good for worship. I have to watch myself as I write to not make the song too wordy or too complex on melody or rhythm. (I would LOVE to have a worship song in 5/8 or 7/8) When any of that starts pulling peoples'attention away from God and onto the music, you have just lost the round as a worship leader.
I think you should give your 'pastor' a bible to read. He is acting outside of scripture. What your pastor forbids...the Lord and Holy scripture command. Will you honor God or man? Somebody needs to talk to this man...if he will not repent, he does not need to lead a church. My own Pastor would be mortified at such behaviour.
O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. Psalm 98:1
I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You Psalm 144:9
And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders.....Revelation 14:3
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalm 33:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 33 (Whole Chapter)
He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 40 (Whole Chapter)
[ A Song of Praise to God Coming in Judgment ] Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Psalm 96:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 96 (Whole Chapter)
[ A Psalm. ] Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
Psalm 98:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 98 (Whole Chapter)
I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
Psalm 144:8-10 (in Context) Psalm 144 (Whole Chapter)
[ Praise to God for His Salvation and Judgment ] Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.
Psalm 149:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 149 (Whole Chapter)
[ Praise to the LORD ] Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise from the ends of the earth, You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, You coastlands and you inhabitants of them!
Isaiah 42:9-11 (in Context) Isaiah 42 (Whole Chapter)
And they sang a new song, saying: “ You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Revelation 5:8-10 (in Context) Revelation 5 (Whole Chapter)
They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
Revelation 14:2-4 (in Context) Revelation 14 (Whole Chapter)
P.S. I would not attend your church.