Meaningful Worship

World Magazine reports on the new CD by the band Jars of Clay that updates the tunes of traditional hymns specifically because the words are so much more meaningful with much more depth than most contemporary worship songs.

"Rejecting modern praise music, Redemption Songs revives old hymns that focus on man's desperate need and the centrality of 'who Christ is.' Mr. Odmark, the guitarist, argued that 'modern Christian music is focused on what we contribute and what we bring to God?I sing this, I give this?where hymns just have a way of saying "I am evil, born in sin / Thou desirest truth within."' That's why he likes hymns like John Newton's 'Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder.'"

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Melinda Penner

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