Popular Songs at Church?

A few months ago for a church service, I was asked to play “Ordinary Miracle” (performed Sarah McLachlan). ¬†It fit beautifully and I was pleased to have the opportunity. Got me thinking about other “pop” tunes that have made it into United Church worship services.

Ones that don’t have explicit God language like “It’s a Wonderful World” or “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. (got heck from some circles for playing that one) … This coming Sunday I am planning on singing with renowned tenor, Robyn Cathcart, the beautiful Placido Domingo / John Denver duet “Perhaps Love”. ¬†Without much difficulty one could see it as a religious piece, even though the text’s original intention was of a more secular love. (LYRICS)

What do you think?

Supports a Sunday experience?
or
Sacrilege?