If SINGING not helpful, READ it

Created: Saturday, 19 August, 2006
Edited: Saturday, 2 May, 2007

If SINGING communion song couldn't help, try to just READ it. Reading the song lyric has a few advantages:

  • You don't need to focus in singing in right pitch, which can be a problem to some. This can be a problem when you do not know how to sing the song or you are not familiar with the song.
  • It helps to break the routine. When we sing a song too many times, and over and over, we become too routine when you sing that song, that you can sing the entire song without thinking about it at all. We can sing without knowing the meaning of the songs and a specific word in the lyric.
  • Sing a song well is not easy. Not only you need to know the tune, you also need to know the lyric, the tempo, the parts (Soprano, alto, tenor and bass), breathing skills and etc. Even if we know the pitch, we might have difficulty to hit the pitch, which is due to the pitch is too low or too high. When we don't have certain basic singing skills, we will not sing the song comfortably and that can disturb or bother us, to our focus in God and the lyric of the song.

If you have been singing for some times and never tried reading instead, I would like to encourage to try it out. I believe when you try it, you will automatically sing it instead. But, don't sing it, and try again to read it. Read it in whatever pace you like. If you feel like you want to re-read some line, do so. Just do whatever you feel it helps to your relationship with God.

Remember Me - Song No 208

When Jesus gathered the twelve disciples, To share the Passover meal once more, Breaking the bread, wine flowing red; "This is a sign of a brand new promise, I will be poured out to set you free. Do this for Me; remember Me"

"Remember Me {The bread that is for My body} Remember Me {The cup that is for My blood.}"

Oh, help me not forget the grace when Jesus died and took my place.

"Remember Me" {sin that no longer haunts me;} "Remember Me" {The hope that has set me free.}

Until we're standing face to face, "Remember Me"