What Makes a Good Worship Song? Part 3

Part 3: The Lyrics Last week, we talked about the basic details of a song and the music. Today, we finish up by looking at the lyrics. Lyrics are a critical component of a successful worship song.  A church’s theology comes as much from its music as its sermons.  In fact,…

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What Makes a Good Worship Song? Part 2

Part 2: The Music Yesterday, we talked about the technical aspects of a song – the objective parts of the song that can quickly decide if it’s a potential keeper or not.  Today, we’ll look at the music.  Here’s where it begins to get subjective.  Personal preferences are important, as…

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What Makes a Good Worship Song? Part 1

Finding songs for worship is easy. There’s no shortage of options in every style and genre and there are new ones constantly coming onto the scene. Finding good songs, however, is a challenge. There are many aspects to look at when it comes to selecting the right songs and through…

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Journey’s Song List

I was finishing up the final week of reporting for our CCLI license and thought that I’d share the songs that we’ve used at Journey so far this year. It works out that this is the first quarter of the year, so I’ll try to remember throughout the year to…

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Bad Worship Songs

Over the years, there have been some really great worship songs written. Looking all the way back to the early years of the church, there are songs that were written hundreds of years ago that still work today. But there are also ones that, well… they just stink. Most of…

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Great New Tool

I’m probably late to the party on this one, but I’ve just found Pandora Radio online. For those who don’t know, like me, you go here, type the name of a singer you like, and it assembles a custom radio channel for you with artists and songs that have similar…

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