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Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« on: October 16, 2008, 02:03:07 PM »
Can someone explain the difference between an alter call song and a devotional song?
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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 02:21:02 PM »
I think most would agree that an alter call song is a song with Lyrics that talk about coming to Christ, God Saving Someone, Or songs that mention Calvary, the cross or the Blood of Jesus washing away sin etc

Examples of Alter Call/invitation songs

It is well in my soul
A wonderful change has come over me (tremaine Hawkins)
Pass me not o gentle savior
Amazing grace
What a friend we have in Jesus
At Calvary
At the cross

If you look in the index of a hymnal, you will see a category called "invitation to dicipleship" or "The Blood". Almost all those songs can be used for alter call

When we say Devotion songs, I think that most of us think of those old Hand clapping, uptempo songs, like "have you tried Jesus" or "Jesus is on the mainline" etc Those are also considered testimony songs. So unlike alter call songs, which are used to draw people to Christ by talking about how he saves,protects and is a friend when you need him, Devotional songs are used to testify how great God has been and are more celabratory.

Thats just how I see it

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 06:13:59 PM »
When we say Devotion songs, I think that most of us think of those old Hand clapping, uptempo songs, like "have you tried Jesus" or "Jesus is on the mainline"


Or "What's the matter with Jesus...He's alright".

I have YET to figure that song out.  :o :D

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 06:17:12 PM »
Or "What's the matter with Jesus...He's alright".

I have YET to figure that song out.  :o :D

What about "I aint goin to hell, hell no" :D

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 08:34:33 AM »
Or "What's the matter with Jesus...He's alright".

I have YET to figure that song out.  :o :D

Come 2 think about it.... Me neither... If He's alright why are you asking what's the matter with him??? lol someone help me....
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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 10:25:38 AM »
Come 2 think about it.... Me neither... If He's alright why are you asking what's the matter with him??? lol someone help me....


Is there really a song called "What's the matter with Jesus...."??

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 12:35:34 AM »

Is there really a song called "What's the matter with Jesus...."??
I think someone was ad-libbing on 'Have You Tried Jesus' and said "What's the matter w/ Jesus" and the rest is history

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 11:40:21 AM »
What about "I aint goin to hell, hell no" :D

YES I'VE HEARD THIS SONG!!
What about "I don't want no peanut butter and jelly, I want my soul to be saved"
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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 11:45:14 AM »
YES I'VE HEARD THIS SONG!!
What about "I don't want no peanut butter and jelly, I want my soul to be saved"


here is the video to the peanut butter and jelly song.....sang ya'll!! lol

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008, 01:55:28 PM »
YES I'VE HEARD THIS SONG!!
What about "I don't want no peanut butter and jelly, I want my soul to be saved"

I thought "traveling shoes" was crazy until I heard that

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2008, 07:40:17 AM »
YES I'VE HEARD THIS SONG!!
What about "I don't want no peanut butter and jelly, I want my soul to be saved"

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO KNEW ABOUT THAT SONG LOL!!!!!  :D :D :D
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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2008, 08:38:31 AM »
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO KNEW ABOUT THAT SONG LOL!!!!!  :D :D :D

Dude, about 10 years ago, I used to play for this childrens choir and the director had them singing it.  I used to be WEAK!!! :D

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 11:35:53 AM »
What about "I aint goin to hell, hell no" :D
man I almost died laughing last month, when this lady started singing it before her testimony. Someone always told me that it was a real song,and I didnt believe it. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2008, 12:10:57 PM »
man I almost died laughing last month, when this lady started singing it before her testimony. Someone always told me that it was a real song,and I didnt believe it. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I would have cut that joint off!

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2008, 08:39:31 AM »
Dude, about 10 years ago, I used to play for this childrens choir and the director had them singing it.  I used to be WEAK!!! :D

lol that was the first time i had heard it... back then my mom used to sing it (but not in public lol!) and i just thought it was a song she made up until i actually heard it on the radio a year later...

What about "I aint goin to hell, hell no" :D

Can someone send me a link to that cuz i haven't heard that one lol...
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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2008, 05:59:38 PM »
Can someone send me a link to that cuz i haven't heard that one lol...

That the theme song to a show on BEt called "sombodies", it sun to the tune of "What a mighty God we Serve" I think the show might have been cancelled, IDK, check your local listings

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2008, 11:03:41 PM »
I thought "traveling shoes" was crazy until I heard that

What's crazy about "I Don't want No Peanutbutter and Jelly"?

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2008, 09:12:18 AM »
What's crazy about "I Don't want No Peanutbutter and Jelly"?


that is fine for lil children, but for me i would use
" I don't want no fried chicken and collard greens"

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 10:02:22 AM »
one small note - altar is the spelling u want - the altar being that sacred place in the worship facility where we are invited to physically come to present ourselves to Jesus for some "alteration."

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Re: Alter Call and a Congregational (Devotion) Song
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2009, 11:49:11 PM »
Devotion is out of relationship.  Altar call is normally out of being a prodical, being away from the Lord for a period of time.  Verses devotion--your daily commitment.
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