Horrible hymns and cruddy choruses

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  1. Matt Black

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    Some may think this is a bit bad taste, but I find it incredibly cathartic - are there any hymns or choruses that you really hate, either because they have naff lyrics, are twee or asinine, or have moronic repetitive tunes?

    Here's my starters for ten:-

    1.I'm a conqueror, victorious
    I'm living in Jesus
    I'm seated in heavenly places with Him
    And the kingdom of God is within me
    I know no defeat only victory
    Yes the kingdom of God is within me
    I know no defeat only strength and power

    2.The 'if only 'twere so' Prize is up for grabs between these two classic lines:

    my heart's one desire/is to be holy

    and, of course,

    and in His presence/our problems disappear


    3."what a mighty God we serve,
    what a mighty God we serve.
    what a....."


    you get the picture.

    4.I don't want to be a sadducee
    I don't want to be a sadducee
    cos they're so sad you see
    I just want to be a sheep, baa baa baa baa.

    Further nominations?

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
  2. Pete Richert

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    I see what your saying . . . however . . . your wrong.

    No I am just kidding. But my favorite song is one of the most repitivive hymns I know of.

    What wonderous love is this, oh my soul, oh my soul.
    What wonderous love is this, oh my soul.
    What wonderous love is this, that caused the lord of bliss
    to bear the dreadful curse, for my soul, for my soul,
    to bear the dreadful curse, for my soul.

    the same repititions in lines is copied through all the rest of this marvalous song.
     
  3. Bugman

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    You know the Bible repeats things a few times that are important...

    Bryan
    SDG
     
  4. Johnv

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    I almost hate to post this, but years ago, there was a chorus that was quite forgettable, about the events that led to the birth of Jesus. Among the phrases were:

    Mary rode Joseph's ass to Bethlehem
    Mary rode Joseph's ass to Bethlehem
    Mary rode Joseph's ass to Bethlehem....

    I think you can figure out why it didn't catch on :eek:
     
  5. Pete

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    Oh where to start :confused: [​IMG] I'll think about it and get back to you tomorrow [​IMG]

    Though I think this discussion continually rages in one form or another down in Music Ministry [​IMG]

    Pete
     
  6. Kiffin

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    My pick for some of the most Horrible

    1. Throw Out the Lifeline
    "Throw out the life line
    Throw out the life line
    Someone is drifting away
    Throw out the life line
    Throw out the life line
    Someone is sinking today

    Throw out the life line
    Across the dark water
    There is a brother that someone could save
    Somebody's brother needs help today...."

    Poor theology on evangelism that one could write a thesis on that has man saving sinners.


    2. Battle Hymn of the Republic - A song about the Union Army invading the South.
     
  7. Gunther

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    "As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free..."

    Did not Christ speak of no greater love?

    I love that song (and thanks to the Feds, freedom is a reality for all americans).
     
  8. mioque

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    I went through a period in my youth when I believed all singing in church should be done in dead languages. That way you wouldn't notice how lame the songtexts were. ;)

    Trust me, there are LOT of extremely lame hymns in the Dutch churchmusic reportoire, especially in the Evangelical/Charismatic/baptist corner. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Tim

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    My personal non-favorite gospel song:

    "I've got a Mansion"

    In which my non-favorite line is, "...I want a gold one that's silver-lined.."


    No materialism in heaven?

    Tim
     
  10. Kiffin

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    Your premise is incorrect. The average Union soldier was not laying down his life for slaves. Lincoln was seeking to preserve the Union not go on a crusade of liberation. That is a romantic view of the war penned by Julia Ward Howe that is propaganda. The song has nothing to do with Christianity since Mrs. Howe herself was not a Christian but a Unitarian. In her biography she stated “Not until the Civil War did I officially join the Unitarian church and accept the fact the Christ was merely a great teacher with no higher claim to preeminence in wisdom, goodness, and power than any other man.”

    Nope, the song has no place in worship in that it is a song about War from a unbeliever. A good article on the hymn is at The Anti-Christian Battle Hymn
     
  11. Ransom

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    Matt Black sends me to the dictionary with this question:

    are there any hymns or choruses that you really hate, either because they have naff lyrics, are twee or asinine, or have moronic repetitive tunes?

    Who was the idiot who added that moronic chorus to Isaac Watt's great hymn, "Alas, and Did My Saviour Bleed?" The one that goes:

    At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light
    And the burden of my heart rolled away
    It was there by faith I received my sight
    And now I am happy all the day

    Pollyanic claptrap, it maketh me to puke.
     

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