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Singing with the spirit

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21 December 2012

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From Mr John Puxty
Sir, - I enjoyed reading the Revd Michael Counsell's Prayer for the Week column (Faith, 14 December). I must, however, take exception to his comment that "when you are concentrating on singing well, you have no time to think about the God you are singing to."

Good singing is very much about being aware of the meaning and the object of what is being sung. When we sing to God, we sing as we might to an audience or indeed to a lover, being aware at some level both of what we are creating and also of what is being received, and by whom.

JOHN PUXTY
32 Summerfields Way
Ilkeston DE7 9HF

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