The Functions Of Music In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Music in worship serves many purposes and manifests itself in a variety of expressions. It is used both to praise God and to proclaim the Word; it both expresses prayer and relates the Gospel story. This article examines the various functions of music in worship and describes their implication for the church musician, who is the leader of the people's song.

What is the role of the church musician? The question can be answered by looking first at the nature of the church's song. Five headings...


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