I have a confession to make. There are very few "new church songs" that I like. I can actually count them on one hand. I usually find myself just listening the the congregation sing those songs. It's not that I don't enjoy them or that I don't think they are beautiful, I just don't have an attachment to those songs. Yet. I'm from a generation that should be all about the new songs, but in church on Sunday I find myself more focused when I sing the songs that I KNOW. And when I say know, I mean the songs that have touched my life in someway. So many songs I can think of have special memories for me...
I remember singing Does Jesus Care in church the sunday after my aunt lost the only baby she was ever to carry.
I remember singing 728b over and over with Bonnie and Boyd.
I remember singing Thomas' Song in Mesquite on our last sunday there.
I remember singing Just As I AM (all verses and then the last verse 12 times) for the invitations in chapel at Harding with a certain person.
I remember listening to Ashlyn sing Cloudless Day over and over in the car when she was two.
and tons more songs that have special meanings to only me.
So many old classics that I love. And I know that I will someday (if not sooner rather than later) enjoy and be blessed by the new songs we sing now. Because at one time, weren't the classics new? I know what the true focus is of worship and I know where I am in worship. I'm lecturing myself here. But when I catch myself singing a song, it's usually the old traditional songs. So, I'm working on not picking and choosing what I sing, but worshipping with the song in my heart.
Any songs (and yes, they can be old OR new) that touch you for a special reason?
2 weeks ago