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What exactly are "Hillsongs"?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    Being a Baptist and not charismatic, I am "out-of-the-loop" in some of the CCM terms. What are these? What defines that genre?

    Tanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Pete

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    Dr Bob, "Hillsongs" are songs by Hills Christian Life Centre in Sydney (recently renamed "Hillsong Church").

    Their songs are spreading like wild-fire throughout Australia and the rest of the world. I recommend having a hose handy... ;)

    Pete
     
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    I like the music. Of course I also like Stevie Ray Vaughn (hard to break an old blues man). Actually some is very good. "Shout to the Lord" is excellent. I have watched the program and listened to the preaching. From what I see, they are mainstream mildly charismatic evangelicals.

    However, I still like the great hymns of the faith (played with a beat...).
     
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    BEST GUITAR PLAYER EVER!!!!! YOU BET!!!! Too bad he's gone. (Sorry Eric and BB, you're not bad either!)

    Hillsongs CAN be inspirational, but when I watch their music videos, sometimes (as I've said before)I do wonder, "are they worshipping the Lord, or are they getting 'charged-up'by the music itself?"
     
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    The link would not work for me, and I do not have
    sound -- yet. Can you name some songs I
    might recognize? I still don't know what they are.
     
  7. Pete

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    Jude, HERE is an article written by Geoff Bullock (one of the better writers hills had) on topic of worship. A couple of good points in it.


    Abiyah, probably the most wide-spread Hillsong would be Darlene Zschech's "Shout To The Lord (My Jesus, My Saviour)", also up there would be Geoff Bullock's "The Power Of Your Love (Lord I Come To You)", and "Blessing, Honour". If these don't ring a bell I don't think there would be many others that would. I'll type up a longer list of them later.

    Pete
     
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    The hills are alive, with the sound of music. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you, Pete! I know those! --At least, I know
    two of them.

    [ June 08, 2003, 05:26 AM: Message edited by: Abiyah ]
     
  10. Pete

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    A few more from the Hills catalogue that are worth a mention: This Kingdom, Holy One Of God, Sing Of Your Great Love, Jesus You Gave It All, In The Silence, You Give Me Shelter, Jesus Lover Of My Soul (Again: sadly not C. Wesley's ;) ), The Potter's Hand, Glory To The King, Lord Of All, Lord Of The Heavens, Glory...

    Not too bad a list from a bloke that thinks a lot of new songs are garbage next to Charles Wesley's standard of writing hmmm? [​IMG] Maybe I should list some of those that are NOT worth a mention... :D

    Pete

    [ June 09, 2003, 09:10 AM: Message edited by: ablfd ]
     
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