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Lyrics and Church — Part 1

Recently, my good friend Kristie commented on this blog that she sang “From A Distance” as a solo in her church. Now, unless she corrects me, I believe she is referring to the Julie Gold song “From A Distance” sung by the divine Miss M, Bette Midler. (I love her! And I love Julie Gold!)

The Divine Miss M-Bette Midler

The Divine Miss M-Bette Midler

Feedback that came to Kristie was that some folks weren’t thrilled about the lyrics — meaning, I think, that maybe they thought the lyrics weren’t quite right for their church service – the song may not have had the substance they were looking for.

It’s happened to all of us who sing regularly in church: we sing something that is not everyone’s “cup of tea” or preference, or sense of theology. It’s a tough one. (more…)

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May 20, 2009 at 7:33 am 3 comments


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