When you lead worship, consider yourself a shepherd, caring for the people and leading them somewhere. There may be individuals who do not know the song you are leading, who are attending for the first time, or who are uncomfortable singing.
As the leader, constantly observe those who are singing. Encourage them and bring them into your worship experience.
Use words or phrases during the songs such as:
“sing with me”
“a little louder”
“put your hands together”
ENGAGE THE PEOPLE!
A little encouragement will go a long way in helping the congregation feel more comfortable in joining you as you sing and as they sing.
Lead your people.