Gathering Song(s)

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

Gathering songs are songs which are sung as people take their places in the worship space. In a contemporary worship style the gathering song(s) replace the traditional prelude. As people are coming into the worship space, a song leader may be leading the congregation in singing. This singing is most often that of praise songs or folk songs, but can also include hymns. The music is usually upbeat and spirited to express the joy of coming into the presence of God. Examples of the gathering...


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