Unlike many churches today, we don’t use screens to project the words of our worship songs as we sing. Instead we still use a hymn book.
This isn’t by accident. First, screens require someone to run them, effectively preventing someone from worshipping God. Second, often they’re badly designed and you can barely read them even with good eyesight. Third, and perhaps most important, is that they often prevent children from joining in.
Now I know many churches follow the unbiblical practice of removing their children from worship, but for those that don’t but use screens, often children can’t join in because they can’t see past taller adults.
One of my great joys was hearing my eldest child read and sing the hymns for the first time. She was five years old, and that was only possible because she could hold the hymnal for herself. To forbid her this blessing of joining in corporate praise is a form of forbidding them from coming to the Lord Jesus.