I was in a church choir as a kid. I liked it. Mostly did it for the free sausage rolls at recess but still. Singing was kewl. Oh, I can't sing now. My voice is ... not good. But back then I could sort of hold a tune.
Unfortunately outside of choirs the music they back most Christian church services with sucks anal hair. It's boring dirge stuff. Some of it is okay but it all seems to have been written by characters called Reverend Potts back in 1836.
Yes, I am aware there are kewl churches now where they have rock bands and shit. Which is good. Because having Advance Australia Fair style hymnals where you boringly give thanks to the Lord for X really don't make you want to be there.
At the end of church services I used to get this kind of spiritual high. I wondered if it was god. Then I realised it was the maximum amount of time before church happened next week.
Sounds horrible I know.
There are however items of music that are religious that are simply wonderful. Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring, Jerusalem, Ave Maria, Handel's Messiah - all of that is toasty warm good. The former especially so.
In the uni church I went to as a kid the below song occasionally made it on to the list of the day. It's toe tapping fun. TheNoo especially liked it.