This has prompted me to wonder – to what degree should our worship songs reflect our best aspirations for our capacity for faith and to what degree should we strive for more ‘everyday’ worship songs? Should we eagerly make bold claims about how we will respond in faith in worship or should that give us pause, especially in the face of biblical narratives that dampen human good intentions?
As Graham points out, some of the songs we sing lead us to make really bold proclamations that we might not mean in the moment, or commitments that we know we’ll never live up to.
Do we sing them? Do we skip them?