“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High (Psalm 92:1) Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” Psalm 95:6.
The only way to glorify God is to be in His presence and exalting His name.
This concept of corporate worship was adopted in our worship service several decades back when Rev. Peter Millar, a minister of our church conducted a service where he introduced singing a chorus as an act of adoration during prayer.
A short and effective chorus used during the worship in August 1981 goes like this:
Father, we adore you, lay our lives before you,
How we love you,
Jesus we adore you …..
Spirit, we adore you …..
This concept was taken forward when several years back late Bro. Raja Thayagaraj of Global Outreach, a regular preacher in our church used to lead the congregation in the chorus singing session during the regular worship service when he used to play the piano with his wife leading the chorus singing session.
This was quite a move as it brought in a kind of spontaneous worship. After having picked up from there, on and off, it was tried during the regular worship service. From then on, the church had a regular chorus singing session.
A few choruses were sung just before the service began. The response was heartening. The people felt it gave them an opportunity for a spontaneous expression of their love for God and all that He had done for them. This has become part of the regular worship service with the worship team leading the congregation into singing three worship songs thereby committing the congregation into a time of confession.
The team, over the years has comprised of musicians on the guitar, keyboard, piano and drum pad led by a couple of worship leaders.
A conscious effort has been made to sing songs that are contemporary and lively as well as all time favorites to appeal to both the younger and the older generation with each of the worshipper being blessed by singing praises to the King of Kings.