Music In The Modern Revivalist Tradition

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The revivalist tradition is rooted in pietest hymnody. It is characterized by an emphasis on the relationship of Christ (the bridegroom) to the church and to the individual believer (the bride). It is commonly held that Isaac Watts combined most successfully the expression of worship with that of human devotional experience. The Wesleys developed what we know today as "invitation" songs. When transported to America, this tradition gave rise to the modern revival movement.

The Pietist...


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