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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Just Sing the Chorus, Please!

You know what annoys me? When someone who's leading a hymn decides that the congregation is going to sing all the verses of a song first, then sing the chorus once.

Perhaps you are someone who likes singing songs like this. You are quite puzzling indeed. I don't know what it is, it's just annoying to me.

Songs that I've heard sung in this manner are "How Great Thou Art" and "Alas And Did My Savior" / "At The Cross" / whatever your congregation calls that song.

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4 have poured out their souls in electronic text:

  • Lady Jeanne

    Haha, I have never stumbled upon this blog in my life, but-- amen! (And in my experience, it has been, "He Arose".) Why do we need to make the song any shorter? :)

  • JunkMale

    Lady Jeanne,

    Oh yes, "He Arose," or "Low in the Grave He Lay" or whatever it is called...I think it goes by multiple names. I can't believe I missed that one, considering I think it's the first one I ever heard sung in the all verses format.

  • Smockity Frocks

    I was going to say "Low in the Grave He Lay", but I see you've already got that one.

    Another is "He Could Have Called Ten Thousand Angels", which I love to sing, but not when the chorus is saved until the end.

  • Headmistress, zookeeper

    Ha! You must leave the dark side and come into the light. The Noninstitutionals where we have worshipped NEVER do this.=)

    We ALWAYS sing all the verses and the chorus, with an occasional very, very rare exception (occasionally at a singing somebody will suggest it so we can get more songs in, but even that is most unusual).