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What Style of Worship is in Heaven?

By January 9, 2011God, Jesus

Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:9-11 NIV

About 10 years ago now, my family spent a weekend visiting churches with a group of people from our home church. The church was preparing a long-range plan and one part of that report was to review the style of worship. At the time, the church had a very traditional style of worship and was asking if it should incorporate more contemporary or a blended music.

A few days after out trip, I was sitting with my youngest son having lunch. He was about 10 years old at the time, but very perceptive.  Reflecting on our recent trip, he asked a good question and it was one that helped shape my thoughts at the time. He asked, “Daddy, what kind of worship will there be in Heaven? Will there be one contemporary worship service and one traditional?”

I was stunned.  I had never thought about it. What style of worship does Heaven have? Will we sing praise choruses, or will we use hymnals? Will there be organ music or piano? Will there be a praise team or a choir? And…most importantly…the bigger question…do angels sing?

As I read God’s Word, I can’t really say what style of worship we will have in Heaven. What I can discern, however, is that we will certainly worship! We often come to “worship service” with the junk of life on our minds. When we get to Heaven, there will be no more junk. We will no longer experience times when our hearts are not really into worship. I get the idea that when the created worships the Creator, God will care less about the style of music we sing and more about the devotion of the hearts singing!

We will fall at the feet of Jesus and Worship God! It will be unlike anything we have ever experienced! I don’t know if we will call it contemporary or traditional, but for sure, we will call it worship!

Just curious, what style of worship, worship song, hymn or artist leads you best in worship?  Do you have any opinions/ideas/thoughts about the worship in Heaven?

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  • Lin Pearson says:

    I really don't know. This question must be like asking and earthworm what is will be like to fly! All I know is that worship in heaven will be wonderful and Christ-glorifying. There will be no "performance", no "routine", just hearts opening in love and devotion, blending together in praise.
    I have been blessed to experience some amazing worship times in my personal and church life. But these have been only glimpses to show that there is so much more ahead! One day this earthworm will fly!!

  • jack42 says:

    There will be all of it! I caught a glimpse the first time I heard the song "He Reigns" by the Newsboys, the uniting of all believers in the worship of our Savior and Lord, the eternal One, Not in unison but unity in purpose. (Though imagine billions of voices singing as one!)

    Except country. God hates country. He told me.