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I like Easy Listening Music of Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Mills Brothers, Henry Mancini, Jim Nabors, 101 Strings Orchestra, Living Strings Orchestra, Frankie Carle, Nat King Cole, Big Band Music of the 1930's and 1940's.
I like Hawaiian Music, Opera Music and Classical Music. I like Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, Jim Nabors, Country Gospel Music of The Statler Brothers, Country Gospel Music of Ray Price, Gospel Music of The Florida Boys, J.D. Sumner And The Stamps Quartet, The Blackwood Brothers, The Lundstrom's(Lowell Lundstrom Ministries), Pat Boone.
You are so right, Linda R, because CCM can also be VERY addictive!!! That is why so many people that are on or now off drugs rally to support it. It conforms to the world and fullfills the lust of the flesh. Therefore, it is a good substitute or good addition to their drug habit.
Yes, I know the Cyber Hymnal site well. I have it bookmarked on my computer, and I often listen to it. Only one caveat: the American tune settings I find strange and disappointing at times, especially to many of Charles Wesley's hymns. In the British tradition there is a whole range of tune settings different from those common in the USA.God bless!
Actually I have yet to hear any so-called 'Contemporary Christian Music' that doesn't sound like - well, total crud - but there is much of it I haven't heard also; perhaps there is an exception out there somewhere....? Glad to hear you are not profiting from your music; that makes a nice change at least!
Also, if people want to bash praise choruses for their repetition, then they also must have a problem with the Hallelujah Chorus, Psalm 136, and the "Holy, Holy, Holy" song that the angels sing in heaven over and over again for all eternity.
The genuineness of music depends on the lyrics, how they relate to the Bible, and the lifestyle of the one who wrote the song. If the writers' life is pleasing to the Lord, then it will be effective.
Let me leave with a reminder... if one is attracted to the song by its sound and beat without any thought on the lyrics, he is doing so according to the tastes of his desires, primarily. This can include symphanies and harmonies. Let us make a joyful noise unto the Lord, one filled with what Jesus has done in our lives and will do.
Granted, there are certain instruments not desired. What about the piano? That was used as a bar-rrom instrument. It was rejected in many churches around the country during that period, but is easily used to praise the Lord as long as it doesn't overwhelm the lyrics just like guitar and drums.
Does this mean it is all right to have culture affect the church in area of music? It has in the hymns, but hymns, for the most part, are doctrinally correct.
Please do not tell me that I am an enemy of God when I use the biblical thought process of determining which music to use, simply because somebody out there puts gel in their hair.