The History of Worship

Back in the 70’s and 80’s, when HDTV was just a dream, television programs were filled with commercials advertising music collections.  This was also before Spotify and Pandora.

By dialing an 800 number on your rotary telephone, that was attached to a wall with a cord, you could order “The Greatest Love Songs” or “120 Music Masterpieces.” In 4-6 weeks those toe-tapping songs would show up on an 8-track or cassette in your mailbox…in 4 to 6 weeks.

This video, from a worship service at the Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma, kind of feels like watching those old commercials.  But in Church on the Move’s rendition you are transported back through four decades of worship songs.

You’ll hear Jehovah Jireh, Celebrate Jesus Celebrate, Lord I Lift Your Name On High, We exalt thee.

And as Ron Popeil used to say, “But wait there’s more.”

You’ll also hear, El Shaddai, Ancient of Days and Shout To the Lord.

This video takes you back to old school worship. There might not be any skinny jeans and tattoos but plenty of chorus medleys, key changes, horn sections and a plexiglass pulpit.

You might not want to come back!

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Bob Ditmer has worked in Christian media for more than 20 years including positions with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Focus on the Family.