Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Poignant Prophecy

Concerning worship in song:

“We shall in the end have a mass of corrupting religious poetry against which the church will have to wage a sore contest.  The danger is that of habituating the taste of Christians to a very vapid species of pious doggerel (nonsense, drivel), containing the most diluted possible traces of saving truth, suitable to the most infantile faculties supplemented by a jingle of vain repetitions.”  (R.L Dabney, 1876)

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