Choosing Songs

1.  Is the song a Corporate or Individual expression

2.  In the song, Who is the Subject of worship? Object?)

3.  What is the tone of song?   (Praise/Prayer/Lament)

4.  Whose story does the song tell?   (God’s Cosmic?  Our/My Personal story?)

5.  What type of song is it?   (Psalm/Hymn/Spiritual Song)

6.  Is the song  relevant to your culture and  context?  Does the music match/undergird the text well?

7.  What is the purpose of your usage?  Why do you want to put these words into your People’s mouths, minds and hearts?

8.  What is the best placement of this song in the service?

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