1. Grief is a legitimate human and biblical emotion. 2. Genuine expressions of grief can be found especially in the Psalms. 3. Jesus denies the validity of pain and suffering for his true followers. 4. Paul teaches that individuals should not share pain and suffering in the community of Christ followers. 5. A good definition of pain and suffering includes mental, emotional or spiritual distress, as well as possibly physical distress. 6. Lyrics that express pain and suffering should not be the focus of CWM songs. 7. The lyrical-musical interchange refers to how the singer makes the words fit the music, even if they do not seem to go together. 8. Context must be taken into consideration when selecting an appropriate song about pain and suffering.