A pastor friend of mine wrote me this letter:
We’re always on the lookout for worship music that reflects theological themes that are infrequently reflected in modern worship music. Sometimes we rearrange older hymns in order to capture ideas that modern music seems to miss. For example we’ve really struggled to find songs that reference the new creation.
So here’s the idea/question – would you and your bloggers be willing to put together a list of songs, could be ancient or modern, that you think reflect some of the most important and yet unsung theological themes?
In some ways we’re particularly interested in older songs because it gives us a chance to breathe fresh life into them while emphasizing the historical continuity of the church. Honestly I think your blog readers could help with this.
I think it could inspire a lot new music and bring some fresh theological balance to modern worship
Now the questions: What themes do you think are missing?
My suggestions: Great themes in Israel’s Story: covenant, election, Abraham, Moses, David, Exile, Return. Great themes not often seen: Jesus as Messiah, Jesus as Lord, the church as embodying the Story of Jesus, resurrection, ascension, reign/rule of Christ now, exaltation.
What hymns/music do you recommend be brought into “play”?