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Why do we worship with music?
- God commands it, for His glory and our good. (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19).
- Singing unifies us. We sing the same confessions and praises, in rhythm, unison, and harmony.
- Music accesses parts of our memory that mere words cannot. Songs make the truths of God alive to us, and memorable.
- To humble ourselves and glorify God. As is the case with every element of the worship service, the time of singing has little to do with you--the quality of your voice, your stylistic preferences, what you do or don't get out of it, or how you generally feel about it. For some, music is a natural outpouring of their spirit in worship. For others, participating with the congregation in song may require some bit of sacrifice in one or more of the above areas, in order that they may spur others on in their worship, and not be a hindrance.