Anneke suggested I go have a look at this , particularly Brian McLaren's open letter to worship leaders, and John Mortensen's postscript. Mortensen actually picks up on the song i mentioned in the previous post, but says it so much better than I;
"not only does the final line sound limp and contrived, but it commits a theological misstep: Christ thought of Me above all? Really? Above doing the Father's will and defeating powers of evil and the immediate sensation of pain? Begging your pardon: the only person who thinks of Me above all is Me".
Where I would disagree with Mortensen is....
that he says that nobody (except music geeks) are interested in the melody or instrumentation of or worship. In my experience just the opposite can be true. That often we put up with poor lyrics and bad theology in our songs because we like the tune or the feel of the song.
That said, I agree that we desperately need songs we can sing as worship that are good musically and lyrically. I do however think that in many of our churches other forms or worship (i.e. not sung worship) need to be rediscovered, valued and used.