cooperative arts and humanities high school Although the the church and worship are over 2000 yrs . old, we can easily only trace Gospel music on the 1700s. Gospel Song Lyrics are very repetitive. Many believe this originates from the slave instances when blacks were not able you just read, this allowed them also to get acquainted with the worship. The worship services also played a major role in reinforcing the slavery indoctrination, because the sermons were often extracted from St. Paul which talked about: good servants, loving, obeying and trusting one?s master. The hymns with the white master became the backdrop to the music of the enslaved Africans which later they utilized in worship meetings.