New Age “Worship”

Hymns at a Funeral

I was at my great uncle’s funeral when we were asked to sing, “It is well”. This hymnal immediately brought me back to my youth when we constantly sung hymns out of the hymnal every Sunday morning. The new age worship has invaded main street as hymns are being killed off for a younger, hipper worship music.

But is this new age worship okay… or biblical?

Hymns usually contain verses or passages within the Bible. These hymns do not need music to make them more spiritual. These hymns do not need fog or dimmed lights to bring out their true meaning.

Yes, hymns actually come from the Inspired Word of God.

It is Well with my Soul


Take “It is Well” for a great example:

1 When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
“It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Refrain (may be sung after final stanza only):
It is well with my soul;
it is well, it is well with my soul.

2 Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control:
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has shed his own blood for my soul. Refrain

3 My sin oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
my sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Refrain

4 O Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;
even so, it is well with my soul. Refrain

Psalter Hymnal, (Gray) http://www.hymnary.org/text/when_peace_like_a_river_attendeth_my_way


The worship section of our Sunday service used to ACTUALLY BE WORSHIP. Today’s worship music has turned into a pseudo-intimate love song portrayed at Christ. It is “me” centered instead of focusing on Christ and Christ alone.

Reckless Love


Lets compare “It is Well with my Soul” with “Reckless Love”

[Verse 1]
Before I spoke a word
You were singing over me
You have been so, so
Good to me
Before I took a breath
You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so
Kind to me

[Chorus]
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it
Still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

[Verse 2]
When I was your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so
Good to me
When I felt no worth
You paid it all for me
You have been so, so
Kind to me

[Chorus]
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it
Still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

[Bridge]
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me

There’s no wall You won’t kick down
No lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

[Chorus]
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it
Still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

https://genius.com/Bethel-music-reckless-love-spontaneous-live-lyrics


The fall of the church is coming through new age worship music.

God bless

 

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