The You songs are the purest, most intimate, face-to-face expressions in musical form to God. These are bonefide “worship songs”. A You song addresses God in the second person singular, (in other words, “you”) and is full of phrases regarding his character, attributes, actions, and person.
The You Song is the destination of all congregational and personal worship. God’s very presence is where you want to be. As a christian, you may begin with songs of testimony and declaration, but the You songs take you to the inner courts where you commune with God. Without the You song, there will always be a sense of an incomplete worship experience. Ah, you were almost there, but not quite.
The most ideal form of a You Song contains no subjective first person words like “I” or “we”. There may be objective words like “me” and “us”, but the subject of the song is very clearly God. He is the one acting. He is the one being. The entire focus is on him. There are weaker versions that do contain a mixture of “I/we” and “You”, but they do not have the same emotional and mental impact of the fully You Song.
You Songs can be uptempo, mid-tempo, or slow. As long as the words are God-centric, the rhythm or tempo is immaterial. A worship song leader can use a combination of You songs in varying tempos to create an interesting and impacting worship experience, where the members of the congregation lay aside all their human efforts and bask in the person and power of their God. There are no expressions more strengthening, encouraging, and stabilizing as the You Songs. We appreciate your Comments