Leading Lyrics in Worship: The Outcome
Leading lyrics, the practice of transitioning slides ahead of the time they need to be sung, is an important part of corporate worship in our churches today. In my previous blogs, I explained why this is so important, and then I focused on how to actually accomplish this, and what to look out for in the process.
I want to end this 3 part series by talking about the outcome. I touched on this a little bit in the beginning, by laying out GOD’s foundation of unity for us. I believe the outcome of leading lyrics will result in churches filled with people connected, engaged, and united together in worshipping our Lord and Savior. I think after trying this, if you aren’t doing this, you will find that people will sing. People will be more willing, able, and ready to sing as you lead them in this.
I also think that if we do this, the words we sing will impact the lives we lead. I know for me when I know the words before I sing them I tend to grab onto them quicker and will find myself catching a song in my memory quicker. Songs for me are a part of my relationship with Jesus. I love singing prayers and truth to Him. I love engaging with Him through worship songs. I don’t think I am the only one. I think people in our church will interact with the worship on Sunday if they know the words and are able to join in worship in our churches on Sunday. I believe leading lyrics will allow the music to speak to the hearts and lives of the people of God in our churches.
My prayer for the outcome of running slides like this, would be that “together, with one voice, we may glorify the God and Father of Jesus Christ” Romans 15:6. The win here is that everyone engages God in focused worship. We hope and pray that our lyrics would aid in ushering our people in the presence of our holy God and not hinder them in any way. In order to do this, we join in the task of leading our people by leading with our lyrics. We lead so that everyone in our church can follow and not just the select few who know the music well. We want to bring everyone, together into the worship in our church and so we strive and press in always leading them well in this way.