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Voice of the Assembly

posted Aug 22, 2015, 5:31 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 12:38 PM ]
The only thing better than singing is more singing. (Ella Fitzgerald, jazz vocalist)
Our most valuable instrument is YOU!

The primary instrument for the liturgy is not the organ, or keyboard or guitar, but the voice of the assembly. A singing assembly is the most beautiful sound the liturgy can make. Frequently
it's an out-of-tune, unpolished sound. But when it resounds authentically, it's the true measure of whether our music is prayer or not. Nothing matches the full sound of an entire congregation joining together to praise God.

So don't worry if singing out "isn't your style" of that your voice might not be good enough. There's an old saying: “If God gave you a good voice, raise it and sing praise with it. And if God gave you a bad voice, raise it even louder and get even!”