Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday 5: Sing! PRay Twice!

Over at RGBP MaryBeth asks us these questions:

1) Do you like to sing/listen to others sing? In worship, or on your own (or not at all?)  Most assuredly yes.  We make up songs with our children (usually to a familiar tune like Row Row Row or Frere Jacques) at random.  Snippets of hymns or showtunes or other songs come out of my mouth at random times.  The whole household loves music.
2) Did you grow up with music in worship, or come to it later in life? Tell us about it, and how that has changed in your experience.  I grew up with an active choir member for a parent and many of the families in our circle of friends were choir families, I sang in Junior birthed in me a liking for worship music.
3) Some people find worship incomplete without music; others would just as soon not have it. Where do you fall?  definitely worship would be not quite right without music.  I am of a mixed opinion if you can have too much music in worship.  It depends how it is done and how often I suppose.
4) Do you prefer traditional music in worship, or contemporary? That can mean many different things!  I say that a mix is needed, find the right balance--remembering that the balance is measured over time, not by one or two services.
5) What's your go-to music ... when you need solace or want to express joy? Songs from camp sometimes, thumbing through a hymn book sometimes, random paging through YouTUbe sometimes...


  1. Gord:

    Used to do a Nursing home song ministry until bad health intervened: even patients who had trouble identifying themselves or where they were at could remember and sing all the verses of hymns they grew up with.

    We had one lady who was 104 who would do "specials" for us each week.

    I think God has blessed us with a special place in memory for song, and worship services are just one of the ways to use it!

    Hope all your girls (including Mrs. Gord) are doing fine!

  2. So glad you played, and evoked the Sing, Sing a Song! lyric.