Confession: I have a soft spot for paper hymnals.
They keep everyone on the same page, show the lyrics and music, and give you a look at what’s next. Plus, flipping pages can be fun. (Maybe that’s just me?)
But I can’t tell you the last time I used a paper hymnal, even before COVID.
Onscreen lyrics let me see the worship leader much more easily. They keep my eyes forward and my neck straight. And I don’t have to worry about who touched this hymnal last and whether they washed their hands after grabbing a doughnut before the service.
Why might your church want to do the same and give precedence to onscreen lyrics?
I’ll get to that in just a second, but first, I’ll dispel a myth: you’re not limited to showing only lyrics onscreen. If you want to, you can display both lyrics and music.