Sometimes songwriters start to write songs before they have very much to say. We assume that an outpouring of emotion is all that’s needed to write a great song. – Bob Kauflin
Songwriters – do you have something to say or only a great musical idea when you launch into your writing session? The apostle Peter tells us that, “If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God.” (1Peter 4:11)
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the best congregational worship songs give us powerful biblical truth … and words of response to those truths.
As the body of Christ, we know the Truth which sets men free. We have experienced the power of real truth, the ultimate Truth. His word is Truth (John 17:17). The Word of God is living and active (Heb. 4:12). It accomplishes what God intended it to accomplish when He spoke – it never returns to Him empty (Isaiah 55:11). As writers, we could never come up with any words as powerful or effective. Yet, we have the ability to deliver the living Word through a song.
Consider the songs that are impacting you and/or your congregation the most right now. Which ones really have something to say that cuts to the deepest part of you – that touches your heart and your spirit? Consider songs like Jennie Riddle’s REVELATION SONG, straight out of scripture. Could that be why it is one of the most popular songs sung by the Christian church today?
His Word is most powerful, our word is less. Relay the most powerful words that have ever graced our planet. You DO have something to say. Make it count!