The Copenhagen Post website reports today (March 19, 2011) that a Danish bishop believes churchgoers need to be taught how to sing hymns, so they can start opening their mouths during church service.
Niels Henrik Arendt, the bishop of Hadersley diocese, said, "Some worshipers don't even open up the Hymn book, and those who actually bother to sing often do it much too timidly."
According to the bishop, the church cannot survive without song.
"This is Danish spirituality. I can't envisage a church without song," the bishop said.