The Use of Human Five Senses as Models to Enhanced Music in Worship in Abeokuta, Nigeria
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 177-184
Received: Apr. 5, 2019; Accepted: May 27, 2019; Published: May 12, 2020
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Israel Oluwagbemiga Odewole, Centre for Advanced Theological Studies, Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary, Abeokuta, Nigeria; Visiting Academic, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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Worship music has become a key identifier for local churches. Descriptors like “contemporary,” “traditional,” “blended,” and “arts” are often innuendos for music styles and song repertoires. The task of planning the worship songs for a weekly gathering is not about perpetuating perceptions about your church. Worship planners should apply several principles as they select and arrange songs for worship gatherings. We commend coherence with the content of the sermon as a high priority for worship planning, since God’s word is His means for making us wise rebuking, correcting, training, completing, and equipping us, the whole service should prepare believers to hear, accept, believe, love, submit to, and obey the scriptures. Songs have a unique capacity for summarizing and reinforcing Christian instruction. In order to avoid proselytizing, the model for the evaluation of the evangelical church in Abeokuta takes into account all of the elements presented in the literature as reviewed in in this article. The driving force for this model is the material that emerged in field survey, the analysis and findings. Owing to the general findings and suggestions of those that are engaging the Music in Worship, a sustainable model illustrated with the concept of our five human senses will be proposed in this article. Using the five senses to appreciate beauty is to engage all five senses – hearing, sight, tough, smell and taste – in the world of order.
Sound Therapy, Sense, Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Touch, Music, Worship
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Israel Oluwagbemiga Odewole, The Use of Human Five Senses as Models to Enhanced Music in Worship in Abeokuta, Nigeria, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 177-184. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200804.11
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