Tag: praise and poetry


Cervantes and Praise Songs


I find it difficult to praise Him, while singing Hillsong's "Praise Him." I'm reading Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes. I came across the passage today where the Cannon discusses the inferiority of the popular books of chivalry whose authors write "without paying any attention to good...

Praise Songs: Central Purpose


I teach senior English and early in every term, I assign a paragraph.  Usually it's some simple literary analysis.  I don't even need to look at them to know that 60% of them will read like a tangled fishing line.  For many, the best we can hope for is that all the...

Praise Songs: Meaningful Metaphors


Katheryn Scott's "At the Foot of the Cross" contains these words: Trade these ashes in for beauty And wear forgiveness like a crown Coming to kiss the feet of mercy I lay every burden down At the foot of the cross  I've sang this song quite a few times and...

An English Teacher Looks at Praise and Worship Songs


One of the things we do in church is sing.  I love singing.  When I was a kid I didn't; I think I must have driven the Sunday school teachers crazy.   I was one of a group of boys who delighted in changing the lyrics of the Sunday school songs...