Some things never change

“There exists a vast mass of love songs of the poets, written in a fashion entirely foreign to the profession and name of Christians.They are the songs of men ruled by passion, and a great number of musicians, corrupters of youth, make them the concern of their art and their industry; in proportion as they flourish through praise of their skill, so do they offend good and serious-minded men by the depraved taste of their work. I blush and grieve to think that once I was of their number. But while I cannot change the past, nor undo what is done, I have mended my ways. Therefore, I have labored on songs which have been written in praise of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
(c. 1525-1594)