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Do You Sing at your worship services?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Bishka, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. Bishka

    Bishka Veteran Member

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    Do you sing at your worship services, or when you worship your creator? Why or why not?


    "Is any merry? Let him sing" (James 5:13)
     
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  2. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    I sing because almost the entire Divine Liturgy is sung in the Orthodox Church. If I didn't sing I'd be standing around watching rather than participating which, given that liturgy means work of the people, would seem to be rather missing the point.

    James
     
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  3. CaptainXeroid

    CaptainXeroid Following Christ

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    I believe that music is an important part of our ministry, and that singing is an amazingly spiritual part of service because everyone participates.:162:

    We sing traditional hymns from the hymnal, our choir(I'm a member) performs contemporary arrangements, and sometimes our youth coordinator pulls out his guitar so we can sing church camp songs. Make a joyful noise indeed.:D
     
  4. dawny0826

    dawny0826 Mother Heathen

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    It's one of my favorite parts of our worship service. We rock out to contemporary Christian. :)
     
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    dawny0826 Mother Heathen

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    ...and...it really sets the mood for worship...you instantly get into praise and worship mode.
     
  6. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    Some services are said, especially the weekday communions... the rest are sung.
    we have a good choir and organist.
    Some times it's nice to be quiet.

    Terry________________________
    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you.
     
  7. painted wolf

    painted wolf Grey Muzzle

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    well actualy sometimes... I sing at the drum, sometimes just for fun, sometimes I sing specal songs that are for 'worship' purposes...

    wa:do
     
  8. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    I am definitly a "do-wop" Christian! :D

    Psalm 100

    A psalm. For giving thanks.

    1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

    2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.

    3 Know that the LORD is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations. NIV
     
  9. jeffrey

    jeffrey †ßig Dog†

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    I lip sync. I move my mouth, but nothing comes out. There is not much difference between my singing and the sound a cat would make if skinned alive. If I sang, God would put his hands over his ears and send me straight to hell! :eek:
     
  10. Buttons*

    Buttons* Glass half Panda'd

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    I used to sing when I went to church. I love the Hymnal... I have my reasons... I worship in silence
     
  11. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    I was the only that clicked No. Whether I'm alone, or the rare occasions I'm with a coven, I don't like singing that much. I like to play my bass guitar, but not sing. Even when I went to church, I didn't sing.
     
  12. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    Yep, I sing at church services.
     
  13. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    i love to sing at my shul...
    i especially love the more traditional melodies from the members of our Orthodox congregation
     
  14. Aqualung

    Aqualung Tasty

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    Well, mormons sing. Pretty much all the time. I, however, do not. I didn't have the "previlage" of being made to sing as soon as I could talk, so I haven't developed my skills as much as the average 5 year old mormon. So I pretty much feel waaaay too self-concious and rediculous singing in the company of mormons. For this reason, I checked "other"
     
  15. jonny

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    I wasn't gifted with a fantastic singing voice either. I can carry a tune though. I just sing quietly.

    I haven't been to many other churches, but Mormons do sing a lot. We sing three or four hymns during our Sacrament services. There is also a hymn or two in Sunday School and Priesthood/Relief Society classes. Family Home Evening always started and ended with a hymn in my family also. I always volunteer to play the piano when possible so that I don't have to sing. :D
     
  16. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    I'll bet you guys really do. :D I've never been to a Pentacostal service, but I'd be willing to bet it's one joyous event!
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    Mostly I "mouth" -- or if the melody falls within my something-less-than-an-octive range -- I'll sing! :jiggy:
     
  18. Majikthise

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    When I attended church (Episcapalian)we sang a lot, but everyone would shuffle out while the huge pipe organ played. My family and I would be the last ones there still listening to that beautiful music.:bounce I miss that part.
     
  19. BruceDLimber

    BruceDLimber Well-Known Member

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    Greetings, greetings!

    Very much so, yes!

    I sing any time, anywhere, at any excuse! :) :)

    And I encourage others to do likewise.

    Indeed, the Baha'i scriptures explicitly praise music and singing, and eagerly encourage these!

    Best,

    Bruce
     
  20. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    That would have seemed a lot when I was a Protestant but not now. We sing everything except the Creed and the Lord's Prayer (and sometimes the latter, too) and the Liturgy lasts 1.5 - 2 hours. Even the readings are sung (though obviously not by the whole congregation), though the homily (sermon, if you like) isn't. We also don't use any musical instruments, so out of tune singers can be heard clearly, that still doesn't stop them singing, which I like. We're supposed to be praising God, not putting on a concert.

    James
     
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