worshipful words

This morning at church we sang songs with lots of words. Not the choruses with repeated phrases, not the tunes with one line sung over and over – loudly, softly, slowly, and fast.

We sang old hymns, some with newer tunes, and we sang new songs as well. All these selections – every one of them – had lots of things to think about in their lyrics.

On top of that, today’s song leader had a beautiful voice and sang the offertory with such feeling and expression that I was totally caught up in the moment. That, too, was a reverent and worshipful experience.

I told my husband I was going to talk to our worship leader after the service and thank her for choosing this type of music for today. “Really?” he said. “She needs to hear it.” I replied.

As I spoke with her, I said that as a reading specialist and as a writer I believed in the value, and the message, and the worshipfulness of words.

We all worship in different ways, and our God is large enough to accept all our heartfelt adoration. What’s great is when the activities focus on Him, not on us, and make us mindful of how great a God we serve.

Our God is an awesome God, He reigns from heaven above

With wisdom, power, and love, our God is an awesome God

2 thoughts on “worshipful words

  1. readsomuch says:

    Services are so much more meaningful when we connect with the experience. I’m sure the leader appreciated your positive feedback!

  2. bevbaird says:

    I have started to thank people who move me, did something extra or looked like they needed some kind words. All it takes is some time – and hopefully fill someone’s bucket. Sounds like you filled the song leader’s bucket!

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