So again, another evangelical writes with dismay about the superficiality of praise songs, with the usual complaints about "happy-clappy" and limited theology. Heck, I've done it myself years ago. But I am minded that better Christians than I sometimes think differently, and remember Retriever's comments years ago.
Yes, of course. Trained musicians are going to find it too simple, and word-people are going to want something more substantial. So what? Do you not realise that you are putting outsize importance on the music portion of worship? Sing the songs. It's not all of worship. The old style of five verses of complicated imagery carried its own death in its obscure references. "Here I build my ebenezer..." always made me think of Mr. Magoo.