I would like to post some words from a hymnbook that I have that contains both older and newer songs. I attempt to show the superiority of the traditional hymns by comparing them. First, the words to “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken” by Isaac Newton: Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God! He, Whose Word cannot be broken, Formed thee for His own abode. On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose? With salvation’s walls surrounded, Thou may’st smile at all thy foes. See! the streams of living waters, Springing from eternal love; Well supply thy sons and daughters, And all fear of want remove: Who can faint while such a river Ever flows their thirst t’assuage? Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver, Never fails from age to age. Round each habitation hovering, See the cloud and fire appear! For a glory and a cov’ring Showing that the Lord is near. Thus deriving from our banner Light by night and shade by day; Safe they feed upon the manna Which He gives them when they pray. Blest inhabitants of Zion, Washed in the Redeemer’s blood! Jesus, Whom their souls rely on, Makes them kings and priests to God. ’Tis His love His people raises, Over self to reign as kings, And as priests, His solemn praises Each for a thank offering brings. Savior, if of Zion’s city, I through grace a member am, Let the world deride or pity, I will glory in Thy Name. Fading is the worldling’s pleasure, All his boasted pomp and show; Solid joys and lasting treasure None but Zion’s children know. Now compare that to “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” by Doris Akers There's a sweet sweet spirit in this place And I know that it's the spirit of the Lord There are sweet expressions on each face And I know that it's the presence of the Lord Chorus: Sweet Holy Spirit Sweet heavenly dove Stay right here with us Filling us with your love And for these blessings We lift our hearts in praise (hearts in praise) Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived When we shall leave this place Which one is rich, full, and adequately expresses the glory and grace of God?