Thanks to Bobby Giles of My Song In The Night, for sharing these great insights about writing hymns. You can view another great article titled, What Makes A Worship Song A Hymn, for more detailed information on what actually indeed makes a hymn a hymn.
Inversion happens when you invert the natural grammatical order of a phrase or sentence (subject-verb-object). The Stars Wars character Yoda does this, as do many poets and hymn writers. It’s an accepted poetic construct, and when used in moderation it can give your lyrics a timeless, classic, beautiful feel. But it’s ridiculous when overused. [Read more...]