With the re-discovery of hymns in many churches, there also seems to be a re-awakening of songs marked by a greater complexity of lyrical and theological content. While we should continue to use these hymns as a regular part of our diet and affirm the desire to teach and thicken our people’s theology, we should also fight the idea that simpler songs are worse and even to be avoided. By “simple songs” I mean songs that are immediately intelligible and accessible to the average person walking into a service. I’m hesitant about a complete rejection of these simpler songs in our sets for multiple reasons.
He lists three reasons that a simple song isn’t something we should try to avoid. Sometimes simple is just what we need.