9 Reasons People Don’t Join in Worship Singing

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1. They don’t know the songs…. 2. We are singing songs not suitable for congregational singing…. 3. We are singing in keys too high for the average singer…. 4. The congregation can’t hear people around them” - Church Leaders

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Hymns for the Attributes of God

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“Church Works Media has a helpful resource for pastors and those who plan worship services: a topical list of hymns. In a similar spirit, I wanted to share a list of hymns that we either sang or considered singing in connection to a series I preached on the attributes of God.” - DBTS Blog

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The Untold Story Behind the Hymn ‘Man of Sorrows’

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“ ‘Man of Sorrows’ was the last hymn Ira Sankey ever heard Bliss sing. Bliss’s name is on the top left and right of this hymn. The words and the tune came from him. The focus, however, is entirely on Jesus.” - TGC

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‘My Times Are In Your Hand’ – A Musical Experiment

It’s often said that the good is the enemy of the best. It’s also often said that the perfect is the enemy of the good. Both observations are true in different contexts, sort of like Proverbs 26:4-5.

In my own life, the perfect vs. good version seems more applicable. In order to finish anything, I often have to force myself to stop improving it, shrug, and say, “It’ll do, I guess.”

So, in the spirit of flawed-but-finished, I’m releasing some music into the wild today.

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Hark the Herald: Deep Truths Embedded in a Simple Carol

Across the world, Christmas carols carry deep doctrinal truths where few other witnesses would be allowed. These carols ring out from apostate cathedrals of Europe, through pop music artists online, and even in glitzy Asian malls.

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All About That Tenor: Why Men Don’t Sing in Worship

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“Men hear higher, wider vocal ranges from popular singers and worship leaders…. that expectation for vocal range can make it harder for the average guy to have the comfort and confidence to lift his voice on a Sunday morning” - CToday

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