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A MODEL WORSHIP SET

The chart below shows how hymns and choruses can be effectively combined in ways that allow for variety, while keeping a flow to worship.

We don't want to stumble or break our stride while running. Overall, think of the tempos the following way: invitation and engagement (running), exaltation (jogging), adoration (walking), and intimacy (stopping, silent communion, gazing).

Here's what a twenty-minute "worship set" could look like.

Congregation stands:

Invitation

We Bring a Sacrifice of Praise

Key: D

Engagement

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Key: D

Exaltation

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

Key: B/C

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Key: C

Congregation is seated:

Exaltation/Adoration

Glorify Your Name

Key: B-flat/C

Adoration

I Love You, Lord

Key: F

Intimacy

As the Deer Pants for the Water

Key: C

Congregation stands:

Closeout

Fairest Lord Jesus

Key: D-flat/D

Granted, hymns are more difficult to incorporate into the model. Their wide range of thoughts introduced from stanza to stanza tend to spill over into more than one phase. On the ...

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