Though there is nothing wrong with church music being written in our day (I pray there would be more Godly men and women taking up the pen to write good church music), the fact remains that much of what is sung in contemporary conservative churches is the product of Pelagian or semi-Pelagian theology. It is more frequently than not banal, sentimental, and/or overly repetitious. Is there a cure for the dreaded 7-11 (that's 7 words sung 11 times) chorus epidemic that continues to plague the modern church?
There is indeed! It is to get back to the Scripture, to treasure the rich theological insights and brilliant linguistic talent that the prophets and poets used in their own biblical songs. Isaiah 12 stands as a perfect example. If we wish to see the pendulum begin to switch back to former days when God's church sang such rich and robust music, the answer is not going to be found in complaining and whining about it. It is going to be found in each one of us learning to delight in all of God's word - context included! - and then going out and winning people to our view by our example and our love for the full counsel of God put to music.