Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Church Projector Operator Wishes the Worship Leader Would Share the Song List in Advance

Well I know that David had a chord
with which he used to praise the Lord
but you don't want to pick that one though, do ya?
So I'm sitting behind this laptop now
And wondering just when or how
I'll have to find that song called "Halleluah"?

Hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah.

It was worse when we had acetate
The warning would come really late
Getting the wrong overhead, really threw ya
But now we've all gone digital
It doesn't really help at all
When you say "now the next song's Hallelujah".

Hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah.

Could it be the one by Fishel, D?
That's the one that means the most to me
Or is that actually spelt "Alleluia?"
Or the one where we to Jesus sing
Or the one where we let praises ring?
There's just too many songs called "Halleluah".

Hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah.

So you've gone up to the mic, so cool
And said, "now I think that we all
should sing that song that's so meaningful to ya."
And I'm looking at my PC folder
And feeling so many years older
There's 85 songs all called Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah.


  1. Does the organist get a head start? Or are you an a cappella tribe?

    1. This is envisaging a setup where the worship leader is the leader of the music group, and hence able to ensure they, at least, either have the right music or else know it off their heads when inspiration strikes.

  2. What on earth is a "worship leader"? Is it a deacon? Is it a layman (or woman)? Is it a bird? is it a plane?

  3. It's the one who announces "Let's sing verse 1 again" when we get to the end of last verse. Or whatever else we need to sing againagainagain (listen out for the interrupted cadence).
    Unless they're all on holiday.
    In which case it's me. ( and yeah, I did say "Let's sing that again" and I did commit an interrupted cadence)

  4. We have a Bandmaster and a Songster Leader (who is also principal cornet in the band), but that doesn't mean our SA Corps is any less prone to worship music or projector malfunctions than the .CofE. We managed to get the repeats muddled up in "In Christ Alone" last Sunday morning. Particularly unfortunate as verse 3 changes key in our edition.


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