How often do we quietly whisper “here I am to worship” rather than loudly proclaim our love for and devotion to God. Should praise and worship be quiet or loud?
Obviously, there is a time and place for everything. But there’s nothing wrong with loud praise and worship. Nothing wrong with it at all.
In fact, even back in the 19th century, Charles Spurgeon commented that making our worship “genteel” might also make it a mockery. That focus on refinement might actually miss the heartiness and ruggedness of congregational song.