It wasn't out of some sense of routine or instruction from the stage they stood. You could clearly see it on their faces that they were in awe of God's presence and needed some way to express their enthusiasm so they stood.
How often I have put a worship outline to paper and looked back and thought: "I need a find a place for the people to sit down for a few minutes."
During the service today we came across one of those 'sit' places, but even my instructions could not keep them seated. The people were have a great conversation with God and when we got to the lyrics:
lifted up was He to die
"it is finished!" was His cry
now in heaven, exalted high
hallelujah what a Savior
I am not saying that 'standing' is a requirement for worship, but there are times when standing is a proper action.
Here is today's worship set:
Songs for Worship
Scripture: Isaiah 53
Hallelujah What A Savior
Christ Is Risen
This post is included in the worship planning discussion taking place at the Worship Community. The blogs series Sunday Setlists.