Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Songs for Hard Times

Bob Kauflin is one of the worship leaders for Sovereign Grace Music and he is another great songwriter of our day. In his blog he is writing about a movement in songwriting to write worship music that can deal with suffering.
I recently heard someone comment that modern worship songs only cover about 3% of the topics found in Scripture. I don't think that's entirely accurate, but we surely lack contemporary songs that help the church respond appropriately to disasters and tragedies such as 9/11, the tsunami, or the recent hurricanes. Fortunately, that's changing. Over the next few days I'm going to highlight some of the songs we've used in my home church to give voice to the confusion, sorrow, and hope we experience during these times.
One of these songs is one of my favorite poems, William Cowper's God Moves in a Mysterious Way. He has set it to music and it is available on their latest CD entitled Worship Live. You can also download a full MP3 of the song from his blog.

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