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Do we have to?

Discussion in 'Praise and Worship Music' started by Lybrah, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Lybrah

    Lybrah Active Member

    Why do we have to stand up when singing some songs? Also, I like the songs, but I really hate singing. I never do it. I just stand there and listen and follow along.
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  2. PaaKne

    PaaKne Member

    As I - 16 - have learned: Simply to breath better and thus praise the Lord (and generally sing) better.
  3. SnowyMacie

    SnowyMacie Well-Known Member

    United States
    In Relationship
    If I had to guess, it dates back to the days when every church was liturgical where it was customary to stand for the processional, collect, and gloria, or perhaps even futher back when it was customary to stand for the entire service.
  4. Ken Behrens

    Ken Behrens Well-Known Member

    In the Book of Revelation, the singing multitudes visions are loosely based on the processions from the Feast of Tabernacles. That is where the standing motif comes from. Us old folks sit all the time. No one cares.
  5. SportsFanatic

    SportsFanatic New Member

    There is no problem sitting down during worship. I sit down during worship sometimes. No one should judge you for doing that.
  6. Lys Nogales

    Lys Nogales New Member

    Standing during worship can differ between churches, I personally stand whenever I feel specifically lead to (same with the raising of hands). Singing is just another way to worship God, thank Him, honor Him, etc. So if you dislike singing that is okay, God loves all voices but if you aren't a fan then it's no big deal- just use the time of worship to pray or be silent in the presence of God- as long as you are using that time for His glory then you are fine.
  7. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God CF Ambassadors Supporter

    United States
    we stand in adoration of the Lord and to worship him. If you feel like sitting its really no big deal
  8. *LILAC

    *LILAC Keeping it simple. Supporter

    Not only does standing enhance your diaphragm muscles for singing, it is also in adoration of the Lord to do so. Our church has been doing it more the past few years, encouraging the congregation to stand. Now we all stand without the encouragement!