On modern worship songs and traditional hymns

A friend has recycled the old trope of what constitutes a modern worship song in the form of a cartoon which someone posted to his Facebook, which goes as follows:-

“So what do you do for a living?”

“I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write modern worship choruses, I write…”

You get the idea.

I couldn’t resist it.  I did the other half of the conversation.

“So what do you do for a living?”

“I take my pen in my right hand
And I sit at my desk
Perchance shall I have a long walk
And go to church and pray

I meditate on all God’s works
Sometimes will I espy
Some little thing that makes me think
Of words obscure and long

I always have reams of A4
The more words to fit in
I must explain in deep detail
The one thing I must say

For why have one short four foot line
When I could write much more
‘Tis far more fun four feet to write
Or four sheets of A4

Had I more time I’d check my rhyme
And make sure this would scan
And this, and this, my ditty brief
Would answer you most kind.”

“Oh, I get it – you write traditional hymns!”

It reminded me of this description of the difference