The end of an era?

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by 12strings, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. 12strings

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    I periodically check the CCLI top 25 song listing...and noticed that "Lord I lift your Name on High" has slipped to #24. It was written in 1989 has been on the top 25 list longer than any other song...It will be sad to see it not there anymore...but I think its coming soon.

    (FYI...the CCLI Top 25 is based on the most-used songs in churches that report their usage...those with a CCLI license. It does not include hymns that are old enough to be public domain...only copyrighted songs)
     
  2. USN2Pulpit

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    Yes, I think it is still one of our "top 25" of praise chorus music. Our top hymn that we sing has got to be "Victory in Jesus"
     
  3. Baptist Believer

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    I, for one, will be happy to see it fall into less use.

    The praise chorus glosses through the resurrection and I think that's a massive theological problem:

    "He came from heaven to earth, to show the way
    From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay
    From the cross to the grave
    From the grave to the sky
    Lord I lift your name on high!"


    Jesus did NOT go from the grave to the sky without being resurrected and appearing to His friends.
     
  4. 12strings

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    Don't you think you're being a tad picky? The grave to the sky part encompasses the resurrection. Your line doesn't even have the right number of syllables!

    Each line is focused on a LOCATION Jesus went: heaven, earth, cross, grave, sky. Should it have said "earth" again?

    I think your definition of "massive theological problem" might be a bit exaggerated.
     
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    I agree. :face-palm:
     
  6. Alive in Christ

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    Well...I think you are being really nit-picky here.
     
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    And to think people are dying and going to hell....
     
  8. Bob Alkire

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    "Victory in Jesus," would be mine as well. I don't recall hearing, " Lord I Lift Your Name On High." But a lot of the praise chorus music does not stick with me.
     

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