Don’t slow it down to fit your expectation of what the service should be doing.
It doesn’t have to be a fast song, just don’t let it be a dead one.
The last song should be the most powerful one.
If the congregation is worshipping, let them enjoy the presence of God for a while.
Just because they were singing it 100 years ago is not a good reason to sing it today.
Every aspect of the service is moving the congregation to a point where they can receive the next.
By Rev. James Smith