If we want to hold God's hand, we first have to drop the fruit.
When done well, tasteful instrumentation and production behind a song become the terrain on which the heart travels. The lyrics become the steady vehicle of truth, while the music provides the dips, climbs, on-ramps, off-ramps, and straight-a-ways on which the truth glides.
As worship songwriters, we always have to consider the audience. The music we create can very well have a positive, sanctifying, lasting effect on the lives of those who sing them. So what's more important? The music or the lyrics? Part 1.