Wednesday, October 22, 2008

If the Rastas can sing the Psalms why can't we?

Here's a brother with a great post on reasons why Psalm singing has gone the way of the dodo bird in most churches, including mine. He begins:

On the way to church I sometimes listen to a local alternative rock station that plays what they call: "Brunch with Bob and Friends," an hour or two of all reggae music. Since most of these artists are adherents of Rastafarianism I am often struck with how many quotes and allusions there are to the Psalms in their lyrics. Ironically, the Psalms are getting more "air play" on the local rock station on Sunday morning than in many of our own Reformed churches.

Read the whole thing

And here's Sinead O'Connor covering "Rivers of Babylon" (based on Psalm 137)

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