No real comparison,imho. There were a few Kingdom melodies I liked-there was one aimed at children, can't remember the name of it. We got the children in our congregatioin together to learn it. They sang it at a congregation get together. It was really cute:)
The first time I went to church, the congregation had a live piano performance, and a very good quartet singing. It was so beautiful, I cried.
I've been listening to Christian songs on the radio a lot lately, because I feel like I know so very little about them (my children tease me about my new obsession, lol). The different types of music alone is mind blowing to me. I'm still not sure about the difference between praise music, worship music, hymns, etc, lol.And now I know how newcomers at the kingdom hall felt when they were stumbling their way throught the songs. I know so few of them, and I used to go to church when I was a kid!
For those of you who like Amazing Grace, Tod Agnew has created a version of it called "Grace Like Rain". It's kind of "Amazing Grace" for the younger generation-a little more "edgy". I really like it. But I like the original version, too.
I like alot of the older hymns.The first one I really came to appreciate was "For the Beauty of the Earth." I heard that one on the movie "Little Women" (the one with Wynona Ryder), and fell in love with it. And I was JW then;)The cool thing is, the second time I set foot in a church after leaving the JWs, they sang that song.
Yes, there was at least one more song book I know of. It was in use the whole time I was in, and had a tan cover. I believe they are still using it.