the words we use in worship

'The words we hear, sing, and speak in worship help form our images of God; our understanding of what the church is and does; our understanding of human brokenness and healing; our sense of purpose as individuals and as a church; our religious affections: awe, humility, delight, contrition, hope; our vision of wholeness for ourselves and all creation; our practices of engaging with God, with each other, and with the world'
Mike Cosper, Rhythms of Grace: How the Church's Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel