In many ways, the songs we sing teach just as much as the sermon does, so it’s important to choose the right songs. Greg Brewton notes:
When music is used to accompany text, the text is heightened to a new level of remembrance. That is why people leaving a worship service are more likely to be singing the words of a worship song than recounting the points of a sermon. Congregational songs are not “filler” that leads to the sermon time. Through our worship songs we praise, pray, encourage and teach. One way worship leaders can disciple their congregations is through thoughtful song selection with great attention to lyrics.
Here are a few biblical principles to consider when choosing songs for congregational worship…
Greg goes on to list four essential things to keep in mind when selecting music for corporate worship. Great list. Check it out here.