Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lesson: Just Enjoy the Music: Trust and Obey

You can consider this a Free Curriculum if you like - or just something fun.

Compare and contrast the different groups singing the song.

Is the music all the same or did they change it?

Do you like the changes?

Did they change the speed of the song?

Did changing the speed change your emotional response to the song?  Do you feel sadder?  Happier?  Want to dance?  Go to sleep?

Are the voices high or low?  Do you like the song better sung at a higher pitch or a lower pitch?

Which version did you like the best?

Learn this song as sung by your favorite group.  Try to imitate their pitch and tone.

Do the singers move around?   Did that add to your enjoyment or the emotional feel of the song.

Write out the words to the song.  What do they mean to you?


What is the history of the song?  Who wrote it?  Why?

The hymn was inspired in 1886 when the composer of the music, Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919), was the music leader during one of Dwight L. Moody’s famous revivals.
What other things can you learn from these songs?

If the song is Christian… Is the Song based on Scripture?   Can you find Scripture to back up the message in the song?


Trust and Obey
Daniel Towner
J. H. Sammis

Some of these are quite "normal" and you'll recognize them easily.  Others are "way out" there - tune, words, and even rhythm are altered.  Have fun!

Chelsea Moon w/ the Franz Brothers

Tramaine Hawkins

Bishop TD Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir

Big Daddy Weave

P.K. Mitchell - Rock Hymns Project - Rewritten

Sean C. Johnson - Rewritten

  In the comments - which were your favorites?  Do you have another favorite not listed?

Bonus story:  

Trust and Obey - Dr. Michael Youssef's Biography

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