By Warren W. Wiersbe
A year ago I told you about my nephew, Wally Watts, who pastors in Southern California. He had produced a new hymnal for his upwardly mobile congregation. His new tunes shifted from conventional terms (“wretched” and “worms”) to more self-actualized expressions (“Glorious Things of Me Are Spoken”). Well, his hymnal was a smashing success-so much so that he took on an assignment to develop volume two for a fellow pastor with an even more “upwardly mobile” church.
Wally’s recent hymnal offers a “profession-specific focus” (PSF), including tunes: “So Sue I You” and “When I Can Read My Title Clear” for successful attorneys. Airline personnel will get a lift out of “Low! He Comes, with Clouds Descending.” Medical specialists and real-estate brokers are respectfully identified by “Open My Eyes That I May See” and “There Is a Green Hill Far Away.” Forgetful carpenters were not forgotten with “Is Your Awl on the Altar?” while police officers in unmarked cars were honored with “Pass Me Not.” Finally, hoping to avoid neglecting any group, Wally dedicated a number for migrant farm workers: “We Plow the Fields, and Scatter.”
Written by Warren W. Wiersbe
Used by permission. Not to be reprinted.
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