I love the traditional Lutheran service in part because of the hymns. They are familiar to me and thus beloved. The collective voice of a congregation brought together is full of passion, emotion, and community.
When communion is short I find myself yearning for the remaining songs and end up taking a photo of the hymnal like above and finding the music online so I can still sing it on the ride home. Sometimes the background music isn’t needed because I know the notes so well.
Do you enjoy traditional services and the hymns or do you prefer the contemporary style of service?