Recently I spoke at an event where they did “traditional” worship music. What does that mean?
There aren’t lasers, and you don’t sing “Blessed be your name.” That’s about it. Cleared that up pretty quickly. You’re welcome.
But, during this classic worship, we did something I’ve missed for years in modern approaches. The echo.
When I was a kid, the best part of worship was when the guys and the girls would part ways. The men would sing a verse, and the women would echo or vice versa.
We used to always do this on the song “All in All.” Man, oh man, we echo chambered that song like a boss. Nowadays, though, the echo is considered as old-fashioned as the phrase “Sunday School.” (What are you, Amish?)
My biggest regret, though, is that as a kid I always thought it would be awesome to have someone echo the words I said. I wanted someone to travel with, me just quietly echoing everything I said. Can you imagine how great that would be?
Me: “I would like extra guacamole on my burrito.”
My echo: “Extra guacamole, on my burrrrrrritttoo.”
Me: “Jenny, did you just ask me if I thought Halle Berry and Rihanna were pretty? I’m not falling for that award show trap. I only have eyes for you, my Proverbs 31 lady.”
My echo: “Only have eyes, eyes, eyes, for youuuuu.”
I can’t think of a single situation where having some sort of baritone echo backing me up would be bad.
Let’s bring it back.
Less lasers, more echoes!
Does your church do the echo?