To get a message across:
Chanting and singing together bonds us to one another and builds community. As our individual voices blend into a common aim for peace and good will, it produces positive vibrations that will counteract the forces of negativity and hate.
Physical and emotional benefits have been associated with group singing. The release of endorphins in our bodies promotes natural feelings of pleasure and reduces stress. Children often naturally make up their own chants and songs. It makes everyone happy.
To make hard work easier:
We all still remember and sing the folk songs that fieldworkers and miners sang to make their hard work bearable.
To praise the Divine:
Chanting is a universal language of faith. Most spiritual communities use some form of chanting, singing or prayer; whether through the soft rhythm of an ancient tongue, the lyrical repetition of scriptures, or a joyful noise accompanied by instruments. St. Augustine has said, “He who sings prays twice.”