In the Silence of Beginning and In Christ Alone. 2 good worship songs. Both 4 verses long. The start of both third verses is about the cross. And the start of both third verses is universally and infallibly played at a quieter pitch than the rest of the song.
I'm wondering why this is. I guess it's partly to allow a build of volume into the middle of the third verse, and maybe partly because of the subject matter. (Worship leaders - opinions please!)
It always slightly annoys me (no offense) - I have no problem with bringing the music down a bit, but it happens every single time and seems formulaic, almost as if the music has become more important than the worship itself. I am sure this is not the intention, but I'd just like a bit of variation - maybe even cranking the volume up at the start of verse three and then building it even more throughout the verse. Maybe try changing the singing about the cross from a moody contemplative section to a more bold and celebratory section.