Post of the Day: Open the Eyes of my (Face), Lord
We’ve probably all heard the jokes about Praise & Worship music. The 24/7 joke comes to mind—that a praise song is 7 words repeated 24 times (or 24 words repeated 7 times, depending on who you ask). Some of this reputation is deserved.
But fortunately, like just about everything else, the view that praise songs are all more shallow than hymns does have a few exceptions. One of the most notable exceptions is Sovereign Grace Music, a network of churches based in Virginia that has released quite a few original praise songs with solid Biblical lyrics.
Because of their reputation and their past work—and because the site is, quite frankly, fascinating on its own account—I added the blog of one of their leading worship leaders and composers, Bob Kauflin, to my daily reads.
I say all this as preface to an interesting post he made the other day, Open the Eyes of my (Face), Lord. It addresses something which is far more common in his genre than ours, but something we still see occasionally: Singers on stage going through major portions of a song (or entire songs) with their eyes closed.
It is a fascinating read—and the comments are hilarious. Check it out.