How to Write a Worship Song in 5 Minutes

For any of you ex-Protestants… This is so true.

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  • A Reader

    That is hilarious! I love it. And the end product sounds exactly like every Christian song I was taught.

  • Paul D.

    He even included the obligatory PowerPoint mess-up. Amazing.

  • Lester Ballard

    Eric Cartman is the one who knows how to write worship songs.

  • lotsoftinyrobots

    So many memories flooding back of YFC.

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  • Stony

    This captured our 9:30 contemporary service so perfectly that my hand automatically closed around an invisible travel mug of coffee. I could never figure why they played the same songs every week until I realized they weren’t. And yet, they were. Awful, awful.

  • vasaroti

    Mercifully, I haven’t been subjected to much of this, but I still am able to ID a Christian channel in 32 measures or less when listening to the car radio.

    • brgulker

      32 minutes!?!?! I can usually tell in 32 seconds!

      • M

        Measures lol. I don’t know how much you know about music, but it’s broken up into measures which are each a very small snippet of the piece. The most common musical beat (4/4 time) has 4 notes per measure, and most measures take about a second to play, so 32 measures is really ~32 seconds.

  • brgulker

    This might be the best YouTube video ever.

  • Rebecca

    Amazing! Oh, my word, who knew irreverence was so much fun?

  • Peter

    Superbly done and loved the humour. But of course this says nothing about the validity or otherwise of worship itself (any more than a million pop songs with the same boring, simplistic and unoriginal elements is a reason for arguing that music itself has no meaning). In all areas of creative life there are levels, from much that is bland (Mills and Boon), to the rarer high quality product (Shakespeare).

  • carlos

    I’m actually serious – can someone post the chord tabs (I don’t read music), and perhaps a video showing the strum patterns in slow motion. This guy is really pretty good. I’m a rank amateur with the guitar (Fender Acoustic and ES-335 Electric), but he clearly demonstrates what a great instrument it is, when combined with suitable lyrics, for evoking emotion.