Every line of a song is intentional.
Think about it from the conductor’s perspective. He or she spends hours fine-tuning everything about the song—the overall theme, the rhyming, the phrasing, the music, the parts, etc. He’s very careful. He’s intentional about every word. If it’s a Christian song, he’s praying that the message comes through and is powerful. He wants it to help people.
Christian music is unique to other music in that it bypasses the performance and has a message as its goal. Most other musicians are about the performance, but Christian music is about communicating concepts.
So, as a vessel that is transporting music to others… how intentional are you about communicating the message?
Every song has a message. Most of them are powerful. We sing songs with depth and richness that would be easy to miss if (when) we’re not careful. I miss it all the time, probably on every song. But it hit me this morning on songs like “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and “Brethren We Have Met To Worship.” Wow, were those wonderful songs.
And in our choir, the songs we sing are that much more important—at least, to us they should be. I’d hate for anyone to be suspect of Christians because they see singers that don’t line up with the songs that were sung in choir on Sunday.
“I’m SO thankful for the Bible and for truth…” Are you? An honest question.
“Revive us! Rekindle your fire, Lord.”
“I am NOT ashamed of the Gospel.”
Let’s mean what we sing.