Interesting Worship Guitar Songs

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  1. mRtINY

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    Since Rastafari is an Abrahamic tradition, there's a good chance that some of Marley's songs could be played at Christian churches.

    ...and don't forget "Rivers of Babylon" by The Melodians


    ...or "Redemption song" by Bob Marley

    Songs that deal with ganja and speak of "I in I" may be problematic, but that's mostly a cultural point, rather than a religious one, methinks.
     
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    Rivers of Babylon is actually in one of our denominational hymnals.
     
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    Religions have been borrowing ideas, myths, rituals, etc. from each other from the outset. The flood myth/story has been recycled in a lot of religions, contemporary ones and extinct ones. The notion of sacrifice seems to pop up a lot as well. I don't see why taking the chord progression or inspirational lyrics from a Rasta tune is going to cause a problem. Isn't it possible the holy spirit or some spiritual muse could be inspiring a musician of faith with songs from other traditions? Who can know the ways of God? Perhaps it's best to be open to religious artistic forms rather than closed. If there is a God, I doubt they gave people minds only to see them limit the gift of thought to some rigid form of creativity.
     
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    It was hard enough to convince them to let us have Holy Yoga classes in the basement. They thought anyone doing yoga was worshipping Buddah.
     
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    Kris Kristofferson song

     
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    True, and there are some valid musical points in the posts following yours (not goint to touch the theological ones) but context is important. Suggesting those tunes for a Christian worship band (OP mentioned he's Catholic) is a little like suggesting "Jesus Loves Me" for a Bar Mitzvah.
     
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    We'll have to agree to disagree then because I see no problem suggesting non-Christian music to aid in finding Christian worship music. Music is music, that is the context. I think Christian worship music could really benefit from influences out of the reggae genre, for example.
     
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    We did that one Sunday. A whole Anglican service set to Reggae music....
     
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    Exactly. I'm sure the church fellowship appreciated the variety.
     
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    This one will get them on their feet! Basic 12 bar blues in "A."

     
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    And there's nothing like the old standards:

     
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    We recently did Crowder’s “Liuft Your Head Weary Sinner”. No banjo or fiddle, but great guitar with fuzz, acoustic guitar, keyboard, base and percussion. Good song.
     
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    My banjo player and I did an old Stanley Brothers duet for special music recently, "The Old Crossroads." I played the mandolin.

    We didn't sound as good as there guys, though:
     
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    Try Zach Williams Song of Deliverance
     
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    Someone already mentioned it but brush up on your I, IV, VIm, V chord progressions and you will be good!
     
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    I prefer 1, 5, 6m, 4.

    Thanks.
     
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    Love Burdens Down
     
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    Thanks Elihu, nice acoustic version there by one of the original Delta Blues masters.
     
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    Thanks Dreadnut. That alternating thumb pattern is one of the things I want to get better at. I can do it on a few songs.

    And I'm a big Buddy Miller fan. I think Julie and him have written some of the best Christian songs this side of the century mark.



    Sounds like a tele...
     
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