What Makes a Song “Congregational Singable”
On one of the forums that I am a part of, today, a user asked a question about a particular song. She wanted to know if it was “good as a congregational song”. (the song, by the way, was Mercy Me’s Flawless.)
Until today – I may have been able to give you a brilliant answer to the question of “what makes a song ‘congregational'”…that was until another user reminded us of something:
…and yet I remember thinking the same of the song. “It doesn’t have a straight forward rhythm to the melody line…people won’t song it right!“, I thought.
With that in mind…what songs have I tossed away because they “surely” couldn’t be sung by a congregation in my book? Should I have given them a chance?
So I pose the question to our readers…What does make a song singable to the congregation?
Let’s start a healthy discussion below in the comments area.