I was just using the Christian Copyright Licensing website to choose some songs for Sunday when I noticed they list the most used songs that are still under copyright and therefore need to be declared if reprinted or projected. Most songs that hit the copyright period are new, of course, although they can be quite a bit older
What was striking was that the chart was full of quite 'dated' items compared to what we use with students. Graham Kendrick (remember him?) still has 3 in the top 20 - Shine Jesus Shine, Servant King and (unbelievably) Knowing You.
Meanwhile on campus, if it was written before 2000, hardly anyone knows it, unless it's one of about 10 classic hymns.