While many of Fannie B Crosby and company displayed adroitness in their musings. Charles Wesley composed this gem of a hymn that literally wants to make me vomit, and not just because of it's stupidity, but racial undertones create the ultimate creepiness. lol
The smoke of the infernal cave,
Which half the Christian world o’erspread,
Disperse, Thou heavenly Light, and save
The souls by that Impostor led,
That Arab-chief, as Satan bold,
Who quite destroy’d Thy Asian fold.
O might the blood of sprinkling cry
For those who spurn the sprinkled blood!
Assert Thy glorious Deity,
Stretch out Thine arm, Thou Triune God
The Unitarian fiend expel,
And chase his doctrine back to hell.
Matthew, I'm with you on this one but this potentially takes the discussion threads away from
light hearted bagging on the songs that drive us nuts ( for reasons already given by many others) into the arena of lyrics of highly dubious content.
Perhaps a topic for another discussion ? Maybe worth starting one up...
Just a thought but it seems to me like a common thread has emerged where we don't necessarily have a beef with a particular song but maybe just the way that 'we' have flogged a song to death.
Just a thought, I think that perhaps there aren't that many songs that are actually truly 'bad' ( as in poorly written etc) it's just that we as a church have overplayed them to the point of being driven demented....
one the other hand tho', I can think of a few songs where once is enough for me.....
Thanks Priscilla, but, (in the spirit of the humour of the threads), There are still some songs that are really 'once is enough' for me... and I'm still receiving counselling after hearing some others ...lol
Worse still I suppose is where you hear a truly great worship song being beaten and whipped into submission by means of a genuinely dreadful arrangement...... Oh wait , that was me :o)
I just joined the site & stumbled upon this thread. First, I probably would agree that most songs aren't "bad", they're just get overplayed. So, with that in mind, here's my list:
Awesome God - I loved that song ... in 89!!! It's so old, I'm not sure it qualifies as contemporary anymore!
I Believe In Jesus - Just too "cheesy"!
any christmas hymn!!! now, let me explain...I love Christmas music...I cannot stand the way most teams play Christmas music. It always sounds like a traditional service with drums; complete train wreck!!! Thankfully, more bands are coming out with some good christmas CD's (Third Day is fantastic). Unfortunately, alot of people don't like the old favorites changed. It's a horrible balancing act. Every Thanksgiving, I begin the inner-cringe knowing what the next 4 weeks bring.
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