i’m going to say yes. anyone else agree with me?
i’ve heard all the negative things of the contemporary hymns that are often used. someone give me some positive please.
i know the organ has a place of high esteem in the church. but the organ was once contemporary as well and guess what, the early church fathers criticized it. in fact, they disliked all musical instruments because they were associated heavily with pagan practices. gregorian chant was also a new invention at the time.
about 10 centuries later, we had a wider array of instruments being employed in church and also polyphonic choral music. guess what? people criticized it because it was new. now most of these are considered sacred as well.
now, we have the slow melodious piano music or guitar music we hear today and a lot of people don’t like it. as well as the new hymns. but change is not always bad and there are definitely certain styles that don’t fit in the liturgy.
we have a lot of music available to us, i think a good balance should be used. whether it be chant, choral or newer hymns. what do you guys think?