Pentecostal worship songs include "My Last Mile Home," "Look What the Lord Has Done," "He is Still in the Fire," "I Got Something to Praise God For" and "He Set Me Free." Pentecostal music includes high-spirited instrumental arrangements and singing.
The Pentecostal church is an evangelical faith that includes over 700 denominations and many independent churches. Pentecostals believe that they must transform their lives through faith in Jesus. Music is an important part of Pentecostal worship services, and pastors use music to convey verbal and nonverbal religious messages. Music can influence believers for good or evil.
Pentecostals believe that the Holy Spirit manifests itself through loud, up-tempo music. Worshippers are expected to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit during services. They occasionally initiate songs or dances. If a worshipper is baptized by the Holy Spirit, he or she may begin speaking in tongues. Pentecostals believe that this is a sign that the person is saved.
Pentecostals believe that the words of songs are important because worshippers memorize the words over time, and these words influence the worshippers' spiritual lives. Singers must use music to glorify God. They must be anointed by the Holy Spirit and prepare their hearts for ministry to effectively communicate their messages through music.