This thread was inspired by our friend 00DAD and a comment he made elsewhere about a particular “kingdom song.” So I want to tip my hat to him at the start. I wanted to talk about the songbooks Jehovah’s Witnesses have used down through the years. I came in with the old lilac-colored one and moved on to its two successors. I wasn’t a fan of the “kingdom melodies” either as choral pieces or instrumental ones because I thought most of them were badly composed. However, there were a few songs which I did like.
My favorites were “Bless Jehovah”, although I’m not sure of the exact wording of the title. It was Song #1 in the songbook which preceded the current one. My other favorite was “The Power of Kindness”. The first song always stirred feelings of love and affection for God in me. The second had lyrics which spoke directly to me because I really believe that kindness is very powerful and often given no place in today’s society.
So what do the rest of you think about the kingdom songs/melodies? Were there any you liked, or did you believe all of them were insipid and worthless? Inquiring minds want to know.