Article link: Don’t sing only to God in church, by Eric Schumacher (from The Gospel Coalition website.
“Congregational singing is not an occasion for individuals to seek a “just me and Jesus” moment in the midst of a crowd. It is not a private devotional experience.
“Congregational singing is a teaching ministry of the local church. According to Scripture, it is a vital means through which believers are instructed and transformed by the gospel. ”