I was listening to a radio program this Sunday morning called "Choral Colors". I sang along in my bass voice to a familiar tune. Brings back memories.
I was brought up in the choir. Grandma used to direct, then mother. Singing in the choir was the only good thing about church.
I even directed a church choir for two years! Being able to read music was a plus in my life (esp. now, so I can play piano). I sang in college choirs for 4 years (Singing Hoosiers), just for the fun of it. But I digress.
Some the world's greatest music was based on religious themes. Handel's Messiah, Bach Cantatas, etc. Incredible classical music, still contemporary today. I must have sung the Hallalujah Chorus a thousand times. However, if I never sing "Holy, Holy, Holy" ever again, it won't be too soon! I certainly got sick of the same old hymns.
Miss singing? Yes. Miss the old hymns? No. Miss church? Hardy har! I'll just have to get my jollies singing along with the radio. Good trade-off.