The Imminent Decline of Contemporary Worship Music


There is an interesting blog concerning the decline of Contemporary Worship Music. Click here to read it all, or just read the following synopsis.

1. Compared to the last several centuries of hymns, the contemporary songs were, for the most part, poorly written. Gordon (the author of the blog) indicates that if less than 1% of Wesley’s hymns are still sung, how many of the contemporary songs will remain for the next generation?

2. A sizable portion of the contemporary songs are old songs set to new melodies. Why? It’s hard to write something as theologically accurate and hymnologically appealing as the old songs. Writing good music takes work. Read more…