Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 2: My least favorite song

Hmmm . . . there are a lot of these, too.

Church song?  Sorry, but I hate God Give Us Christian Homes.  I just do.  Family should be happy and that song sounds like a funeral dirge.  Plus, there are so many families who struggle, I feel like we should have a song that says, "God, our families are very messed up but we love you anyway and pray that you'll be with us in the middle of our messes."  Even when we don't meet the standards laid out in that song, we still have Christian families if we are focusing on him and trusting him to get us through it.  Besides, Christian is a great noun, but not so great as an adjective.

Song everyone else seems to love and I don't?  Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music.  I love the musical.  Love musicals in general.  Never have liked that song and then I had to hear it 3-4 times a year at every Harding graduation and convocation.  Ugh.  Ugh, ugh, ugh.  Oh. And pretty much anything from the musical Annie.  Sorry.  Well, not really.

Classic rock songs I hate?  Beth by KISS.  Have you listened to the words?  It's not a love song.  He's calling his wife/girlfriend/whoever over and over to tell her why he's not coming home -- he'd rather hang out with his friends.  Not a love song and definitely not cool.



Kirk said...

A song that has become popular at my church (or, should I say, popular with the songleaders....) is "In Christ Alone." I hate that song. "...on that cross, as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied..." That doesn't describe my God, it describes some reformed god (little 'g') with anger issues. I won't sing it.

lisa b said...

There are songs I won't sing too. I thought I was the only one. Also, last time Christian Homes was sung at church, I conveniently started coughing and had to leave. I may have attitude issues.

Kirk said...

We sang another song this morning that I have grown to dislike: "Have You Seen Jesus My Lord?" (He's here in plain view.) I realize that there is some scriptural support for the song (e.g., Rom. 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."), but I think it is kind of trite to say that we can see Jesus in the sunset or the tide. But that's just me, I guess.