A parishioner recently gave me a big box full of old books, mostly song books and sheet music. One was a "folk hymnal" from the 70's. I opened it to this song I had long since forgotten. I recall this song being almost omnipresent at Communion in the LCMS Lutheran churches I attended growing up in the 70's. You can sing along if you feel the urge :
Sons of God, hear his holy word
Gather round the table of the Lord
Eat his body drink his blood
And we'll sing a song of love
allelu alellu allelu allelu alleluia
Can't you hear those guitars strumming?
Isn't it funny how something so popular, used and touted by so many, can go away so quickly? The whole folk service craze is gone like so many hippies in the wind. One wonders how embarassed some will be 20 years from now looking back on the Amy Grant songs and the praise choruses of today and wonder, "What were we thinking?"