Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Church-Dividing Hymnody

James Frazier clarifies:

...Every serious musician must lay the cause of justice before his or her congregation through the use of hymn texts that reinforce the lectionary on that subject. Few hymn texts written in earlier centuries measure up to this matter in our day. That is one reason that modern hymn texts are so important. The conclusion to my three reviews did indeed take a sharp turn to the left...

Frazier has put his finger on the most important consideration hymnal editors face today: how to respond to the leftist pressure to politicize Christianity.