I thought about posting this on the music forum but there doesnt seem to be any action over there so I hope it is OK to post here. Read this quote on contemporary church music: “There are several reasons for opposing it. One, it’s too new. Two, its often worldly, even blasphemous. The new Christian music is not as pleasant as the more established style because there are so many new songs, you can’t learn them all. It also puts too much emphasis on instrumental music rather than on Godly lyrics. This new music creates disturbances, making people act indecently and disorderly. The preceding generation got along without it.” Who wrote this? Jack Hyles? Bob Jones? Clarence Sexton? Roger Vogelin? No this was written by William Romaine, an Anglican Calvinist,who wrote this quote in 1775! And what songs was he referring to that were too worldly for the church? When I survey the Wondrous Cross, O God Our Help in Ages Past, Give to Our God Immortal Praise, and the other hymns that they had begun using in their “contemporary worship” of the day. He wrote this critique entitled "An Essay on Psalmody" against the hymns that Isaac watts had written! Interesting.