Wearing that choir robe is not an easy task—it takes a lot of dedication to be an active member of a choir. But it is also equally rewarding to be a singer of hymns and we listed the reasons why.
Many churches provide customized choir robes to express their faith and uniqueness as a congregation. If you are a member of the choir, there are many good reasons why you should be glad that you are. The choir fills a special role during worship and we listed some of those reasons below. If you feel that there are more that we can add, feel free to leave a comment. We will be happy to hear from you.
1. The Choir Leads Worship
Singing is an integral part during worships. It fills the congregation with blissful aura, a joyful mood that makes everyone feel blessed. Singing in the church can never be complete without the presence of a choir who leads all the singing with angelic voices.
Choral members know the songs best because they practice and perfect each of it. Your presence as a church singer is indispensible; it is an added blessing to those who come to worship.
2. Masters of Prayer
A choir is regarded in the Christian tradition as the master of prayer. By joining the chorus, you have heeded a call to lead the congregation in meaningful prayer.
You do not only depend on hymnbooks or the screen that projects songs, you have learned the melodies and words thoughtfully, by heart. The time that you commit to master the art of singing in church is not rewarded financially, but even without asking for it, your dedication is rewarded in many ways that money can never buy.
3. Singing is both a form of prayer and rejoicing
Worshippers have always been encouraged to sing to convey their praise and worship. As written in Psalm 100:1-2: “A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”
Singing a hymn is a form of worshipping God. When melody and words combine, it conveys prayer in a deeper and more thoughtful way. Singers do not only send their prayer to the Almighty, the joyful hymn of their songs create an aura of rejoicing for blessings received.
4. Songs Lift the Hearts of the Faithful
Despite our trust in the Almighty’s grace, there are times when we cannot help but feel down. You are not alone in this. Many people who go to church do so to be lifted spiritually. The good news is, they have come to the right place. Being one of the people who wear that choir robe makes you a leader in lifting the churchgoer’s spirit. By singing heart-felt hymns, you help them see the Almighty’s light once again.
5. Extending the Gospel through Songs
Spreading God’s word is a job not only for members of the clergy—it is a work that every Christian can (and actually should) do. When you preach the word through songs, you help in bringing the Gospel’s promise of justification and transformation. How many times have you felt moved simply by listening to a song? When you stand in that choir row and sing songs yourself, you are also sharing that moving power.
Customized choir robes can help identify you as a member of a choral group. It represents who you are and what you contribute in your congregation. Wear it with joy and, as always, with gratitude to the Almighty.