We often see a church full of mourners with only about ten people actually singing the hymns.
That’s nothing to worry about, because there are all sorts of reasons people don’t or won’t sing:
- Many people think they can’t sing well, so they don’t want to spoilt the singing
- People from other faiths may know a different tune or words
- Funerals are very emotional events, and it’s difficult to sing when you’re upset or on the verge of tears
- Younger mourners who didn’t have regular school assembly may not even know hymns at all
These are many of the reasons families ask us to come and lead the hymns, to provide a strong voice singing with confidence and clarity that others can follow.
The blog continues on our main site covering:
- Different tunes for hymns
- Same tune, different words
- Who allows what
- What hymns to choose