The Rise Of The Scripture Song

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

The Scripture song is one of the most popular musical forms used in worship today. Although scriptural texts have been the basis for the church's music throughout its history, recent historical developments have led to unprecedented use of songs based on short fragments of scriptural texts.

During the last several decades the Christian community has witnessed a vast explosion of hymnody. Some of these new songs are produced by gifted authors, people like Timothy Dudley-Smith or Margaret...


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