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Name That Tune


What do you do when you have something on your mind, but you’re distracted by a tune stuck in your head? Combine the two, of course.

Worship Song Writer
With twice the verses, because WWWD?*

Worship song writer, worship song writer:

image
My apologies to a certain
conservative Baptist,
pictured above.

Christian Sir or Madam, will you write a song
That isn’t full of junk theology that’s wrong,
That’s drawn from God’s revelation of himself
In the holy scriptures,
If you want to be a worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

It’s an ancient story of a perfect plan—
God’s intention to redeem his chosen clan;
It begins in eternity—the Three-in-One,
Alpha and Omega—
Inspiration for a worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

Worship song writer, worship song writer:

It can be about the attributes of God,
Of his mercy or his disciplining rod;
Either one, or both, will point us to his grace—
Precious law and gospel
Makes a banquet for a worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

Write of Jesus Christ who came, our souls to save,
Lived a perfect life, died, and rose from the grave;
All of this, imputed to his chosen ones—
Sing the mercies of the
Lord forever, O you worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

Worship song writer, worship song writer:

Read the Psalms and set them to a joyful tune,
Or a sadder note to sing lament and ruin;
Given for reproof, correction, righteousness,
Training for good works,
Even the work of a good worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

Read the great hymns that were written yesterday,
And the modern writers following their way;
They are great examples you should emulate,
If you want to know
How to become a great worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

Worship song writer, worship song writer:

For a song that’s corporately singable,
Write a simple melody that’s mem’rable;
It must have a meter we won’t stumble through†—
Be a simple poet
If you want to be a worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

You could write a moving, narcissistic rhyme,
But I’m here to tell you, it’s a waste of time;
Write of sovereign grace, and why we need it so,
And we’ll sing together,
And you’ll be a great worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

Worship song writer, worship song writer,
Worship song writer,
Worship song writer,
Worship song writer.

WORDS: David Kjos, 2020
MUSIC: The Beadles, 1966

Nota bene: While playing with this tune, and attributing it to “The Beadles,” was a bit of fun, I am dead earnest about the subject. This is no joke.

* What would Watts do?

† Unlike this one (this is not a worship song).



Posted 2020·01·20 by David Kjos
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