Reformed Theology Thoughts on worship songs  Calvinism

Thoughts on worship songs

Reformed Theology Thoughts on worship songs  Calvinism
Thoughts on worship songs

Hello,

I currently am a member of a SBC church. Our leadership are all reformed baptist but we have a lot of people in our church who wouldn't really have any clue what that means. We're a bit contemporary in our worship, but working towards more liturgy and having more transitional statements and scripture being read and more prayer during our corporate worship. We've come a long way from just slapping 3-4 songs together and playing them, and we have a long road ahead of us. (I personally believe I have a calling to become a worship pastor and am being discipled and tested by our elders and church) I have a question for you all on a particular song we use in our worship. We have 3 main worship leaders, and one of them being our current "interim" director. One of them (the interim) disagrees with this song and doesn't think it should be played, the other two think it should, and our elders haven't made a decision.

Here's the song https://youtu.be/VzGAYNKDyIU

Here's the lyrics https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bigdaddyweave/redeemed.html

I believe this isn't suitable for corporate worship. It's very man centered, particularly because it does display the truth that we are redeemed from our sin, but that truth terminates on man (in this song) and does not properly ring back the glory to God/Christ.

It also goes on about what we have received from Christ, but doesn't even mention his name, or his work to redeem us.

Within the chorus, it also says "I will shake off these heavy chains and wipe away every stain" which, now I might be knit picky here, doesn't line up with our belief of total depravity. According to Ephesians 2 we are dead in our trespasses and sins, so we would not be able to shake off chains or wipe away stains, only Christ can do that for us. Only he can make us perfect and righteous.

Apart from that, the song is all me me me and I I I nothing about us or we for the sake of the congregation. Corporate worship songs shouldn't be individualistic, they should foster community.

Perhaps the song would be ok to sing if the lyrics were rewritten to show Christs work and be less man centered, or a transitional statement explaining all of this, but it would be much easier just to choose a solid song.

Thoughts?

Hello,I currently am a member of a SBC church. Our leadership are all reformed baptist but we have a lot of people in our church who wouldn’t really have any clue what that means. We’re a bit contemporary in our worship, but working towards more liturgy and having more transitional statements and scripture being read and more prayer during our corporate worship. We’ve come a long way from just slapping 3-4 songs together and playing them, and we have a long road ahead of us. (I personally believe I have a calling to become a worship pastor and am being discipled and tested by our elders and church) I have a question for you all on a particular song we use in our worship. We have 3 main worship leaders, and one of them being our current “interim” director. One of them (the interim) disagrees with this song and doesn’t think it should be played, the other two think it should, and our elders haven’t made a decision.Here’s the song https://youtu.be/VzGAYNKDyIUHere’s the lyrics https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bigdaddyweave/redeemed.htmlI believe this isn’t suitable for corporate worship. It’s very man centered, particularly because it does display the truth that we are redeemed from our sin, but that truth terminates on man (in this song) and does not properly ring back the glory to God/Christ.It also goes on about what we have received from Christ, but doesn’t even mention his name, or his work to redeem us.Within the chorus, it also says “I will shake off these heavy chains and wipe away every stain” which, now I might be knit picky here, doesn’t line up with our belief of total depravity. According to Ephesians 2 we are dead in our trespasses and sins, so we would not be able to shake off chains or wipe away stains, only Christ can do that for us. Only he can make us perfect and righteous.Apart from that, the song is all me me me and I I I nothing about us or we for the sake of the congregation. Corporate worship songs shouldn’t be individualistic, they should foster community.Perhaps the song would be ok to sing if the lyrics were rewritten to show Christs work and be less man centered, or a transitional statement explaining all of this, but it would be much easier just to choose a solid song.Thoughts?
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