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Thread #93597 Message #1804182
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
08-Aug-06 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: What makes a good hymn?
Subject: RE: What makes a good hymn?
We could open up a whole new can of worms here by asking 'what is good theology?'.... it's as big a question and bigger answer than 'what is folk?'
One person may find good theology and a pertinent message in the most obscure text but that doesn't mean it makes a good hymn. And vice versa.
A good piece of theology is one that makes you feel happy, comforted, secure, intrigued, curious, thirsty for more and any one of a thousand other things. How it makes God feel is a totally different question!
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord... doesn't say it has to be in tune!