I have never been to heaven, so I cannot tell you what kind of music is sung in God’s royal village. But know this, God has no personal favorite songs. He hears all that we sing in whatever language. It is sufficient for us to compose hymns of praise to him with our own music and in our own language for him to understand.
—William Wadé Harris, Liberian missionary to Côte d’Ivoire, 1914 (cited in James Krabill, James. Worship and Mission for the Global Church: An Ethnodoxology Handbook)