How to write a worship song (in 5 minutes or less)

I saw this video posted and I was smacked in the face with a few things…

One being that I really love sarcasm. Really.

Then I realized how close to the truth this bit of comedy really was, and like great comedy it didn’t exaggerate what something may be – but rather held up a mirror and to show the absurdity of some of the songs we may sing in church.

The number of songs that follow those two forms spelled out is staggering.

Then again are we as churches demanding more?

Are we as worshipers looking at the lyrics and holding them to the standards of Wesley/Watts/Crosby and others?

Are we as songwriters trying to write better songs – or are we simply banging out a dozen songs to record and get on the Worship Conference Circuit?

Let’s do better.