I definitely feel that missing out on singing at a young age is not beneficial. I remember as child not going into assembly, and sitting listening to the others singing……..it sounded very much like fun…..a very enjoyable, uplifting way to start the day. Also it would of given your voice some 'training' as to how to sing.
The Spanish bros and sisters can sing really well, as they are brought up with singing as part of their culture. I think it's wonderful to have such a pleasurable pastime as singing……..if you've got a nice voice, that is!
I can't resist telling you which song I particularly did'nt like singing. "The Resurrection Joy" is soooo depressing. I once stood next to a sister who had recently lost her husband……..she cried buckets. I felt that she really did'nt need that…….the song is TWO pages long! It felt like eternity. Poor sister.
****pass the sick bag - and the 'children/youth' songs ("they are gifts from
God, He says use the rod")****
Yes, they STILL sing this one. They do not clarify the 'rod' bit do they? Even in talks they do not always give the correct meaning…….that it does not mean a literal ROD.
The only one I can find that I quite liked is "Life without end - at last!" P.15
I did like as a child "From House to House" especially the bit where the violin was being Plucked…….do you remember? So funny.
I have'nt noticed "we're Jehovah's Witnesses" being sang in a while also. Wonder why ?
Just my two cents,