Sunday, November 27, 2011

For your Sunday

I was raised in the Church of Christ.  We didn't believe in instrumental music at church.  We learned at an early age to sing our parts.  I LOVED singing my alto part.  I personally have no problem with instruments of any kind in worship, but sometimes I miss the simplicity of a cappella singing.  Here are some examples of what I grew up with.







6 comments:

Paula said...

I have a lot of friends who are Church Of Christ but I've never ask them why they don't believe in instruments in church.

TARYTERRE said...

I personally think music is good for the soul, no matter how you worship. However I am curious if there is a reason this church does not like instruments, in particular.

Cliff said...

I grew up with that genre of music but with piano or organ. The stoy behind the top one is a touching and heart rending one. Spafford wrote it after the lose of his four daughters in a ship wreck.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

At my grandparents church they did a lot of a cappella singing and they were good. I'll always remember what sweet music they made. I don't know if they believed in instruments in church or not but they didn't have any. We have a organ in ours and many times some of the young people will play flutes or other instruments too. Hymns are by far my favorite kind of music.

Mo Rage said...

Funny you should say that. For a time, I attended a Church of Christ congregation in Wichita. It was there I learned of their rule about no instruments. I have to tell you, I came away, like you, really enjoying the a capella singing. "It is well with my soul" was a new favorite, too. I had been raised Catholic so I knew none of those songs. It made for a nice remembrance for me today.

Lori said...

I used to sing alto, too.