One way to enrich your experience of the Lord's Supper is to sing songs designed for communion. Many songs about the cross, Christ's sacrifice for sins, and communing with Jesus are appropriate. But here are specific communion songs, arbitrarily divided into newer and older songs. Many of these, especially the older ones, have the lyrics available online. As you meditate, read out loud some of these wonderful poems of Eucharistic worship.
I agree this would be a great academic paper. I would also be interested in seeing how it relates to songs from the 1940-1990’s these are all songs within the past 10 years, but it doesn’t prove much if you’re not comparing it to something tangible like music from the past. Also most of these artist don’t write their songs, so there is the question of comparing the songs that are top hits that the artist themselves are involved in the writing process verses ones that have no involvement in the writing process.