The Second Coming And The Songs Of The Church

A recent study of worship lyrics found something pretty interesting. Matthew Westerholm explains:

I recently compared two large selections of worship songs. The first was the most commonly sung congregational songs in the United States since the year 2000; the second was the most commonly published congregational songs from 1730–1850. Among many similarities, one difference was striking: Our churches no longer sing about Christ’s second coming as much as we used to.

Have we gotten too comfortable here? Have we simply forgotten Christ’s promise to return? What do you think? Why do our modern worship songs not mention the second coming very often?

Check out Matthew’s full post here.

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