Evaluating songs; a simple but powerful acid test

Often we find ourselves evaluating new songs to see if they should be included in our song lists or not. We’re at this very place right now as we prepare for our annual Family And Friends musical.
I wasn’t thinking about that when God gave me the idea for this powerful video you’re about to see. Nor was I expecting what happened in it. But to sum it all up, sometimes the most powerful thing you can do when you’re trying to decide whether or not a song is right for your choir, praise team or other group is to strip it down to it’s bare bones. Take away everything but the lyrics.
Now. Just read them out loud as if you were talking to someone close to you….or a stranger..or even better still, yourself. If you’ve never done this before let me tell you- it is very powerful. As you’re about to see in the video below.

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2 Responses to Evaluating songs; a simple but powerful acid test

  1. alyce says:

    So, seeing this again today. And this is a God moment. I needed to hear exactly that at this exact moment…this specific song! Something I get and understand now is the difference between relying on lyric sheets as a crutch, and using lyrics to speak and preach to yourself. If the song doesn’t speak or preach…it doesn’t work for me. My ‘view from the pew’ had me not thinking it possible to not ‘rely’ on lyric sheets! But as an artist, that song has to have gotten into your spirit, aligned with your spirit, so that the artist can minister that song. (Having seen a clip of the Mens Chorus I sensed the power!) I know when you performed “Blessed” it too, was Powerful!

  2. alyce says:

    Video is a must -see, I can tell! Lyrics are vitally important! Am anticipating your teaching on this.

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