One of the questions that we get on a frequent basis has to do with the type of music that we use at GfBC. We have stated often that we are not committed to any particular “style”, but that our songs must have theologically deep and rich words with music that enhances and does not interfere with message of the song. Although we are not opposed to new songs, most of the songs that we sing tend to come for the 16th and 17th centuries. Unfortunately, there are few writers today who put as much thought into writing as those who wrote songs like “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” or “How Sweet and Aweful is the Place."
Also, one of our commitments as a church is to develop and dispense tools for use in family worship and discipleship. We believe that an integral part of family worship is the singing of praises to God. We find the Bible filled with stories of men and women who offered up songs of praise to God. The book of Psalms is filled with lyrics that were put to music and sung as praise.
Because music is such an important part of worship, and because many of the songs that are used in worship services today are filled with trite or poor theology, we have decided to post the lyrics and some of the music for our songs up on the web. We hope that you find these useful tools for your home worship.
We ask only that you examine these songs for yourself and look for the depth of theology. And remember that we, too, are Semper Reformanda.