23 September 2011

Music Day

This is exactly the type of song I would love to perform in a church -- either as a vocalist or as a dancer. Lately I've become increasingly aware of how bored people seem to be when they sing in church -- I mean, come on, people, this is the God who gives you breath that you're singing about here. Get excited! Don't just mumble the words on the screen, sing! Be joyful! At least try to smile. This would be a great church song if people were more excited about God and less so about judging genres.
But that's a rant for a different day, methinks... As for me, I don't think this song ever fails to bring a smile to my face.
Recommended: turn this up. (Also recommended: buy all the albums iTunes recommends at the bottom of the page (I'm pretty sure they show the same list of albums each time). That right there is (some of) the best of Newsboys, Michael W Smith, The Imperials, and David Meece.)

Title: Adonai
Artist: Petra
Album: Beat The System
Year: 1985
Label: Star Song
iTunes here; YouTube here.


Brittney said...

I know what you mean, it's kind of a tough spot to be in as a vocalist, though. You want to be dynamic enough to get people excited, but not so much so that they question whether you're worshipping or performing. And then you have the weeks where no one will perk up no matter what you do, and those kind of just sap your energy. But anyway, great song. :)

Kate said...

Oh I know. It's an even bigger question in dance because dance by definition has to be performed, you can't not perform a dance. The question is, who are you performing it for, and can the people tell you're performing it for Him?

I've really noticed it in our church for the past two or three weeks -- I don't know if it's always been like that or if it's a new development, but a few weeks ago I was on the worship team and we'd prepared an AMAZING set. I was so pumped about it -- and then by the looks of most of the congregation's faces you'd think they would rather be a Jew in a Nazi concentration camp. (All right, perhaps that's a bit extreme, but not by as much as one would like...)

I'm glad you enjoyed it though. :-) This is definitely high on my list of personal favourites.