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Thread #30766   Message #534366
Posted By: Cappuccino
24-Aug-01 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Down to the River to Pray
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Down to the River to Pray
A large Gospel tape lending library, eh, Susan? I think I need to ask you very nicely for a lot of help!!!

I play bass in a charismatic worship band (but don't hold that against me) and write for British Gospel Music magazine, and a few others, on gospel/praise/worship artistes. I recently heard the nice distinction that praise music is sung 'about' God, and worship music is sung 'to' God. Most charismatic churches kick off with a few 'praise' songs, intended to bring one into the presence (not wishing to get too heavy) and then turn to the 'worship'.

The great problem with 'praise' music is that it has become rather easy for certain musicians to turn to it purely as an ego thing - an easy way to get an attentive audience, for those who haven't achieved any success elsewhere. But that's a whole different discussion!

Regards - Ian B