Sing a New Song unto the Lord

Bruce Menning

READ : Psalm 95

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (v. 1)

Paul encouraged the church in Colossae to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God (Col. 3:16). God’s people in every place and every language raise their voices in praise to God, like the saints gathered before the heavenly throne of grace. Christians love to sing songs unto the Lord!

After long transcontinental flights, followed immediately by a full day of meetings with leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK), we welcomed a night of sleep in the church’s guesthouse located within the PCK’s denominational offices. But before the alarm clock went off next morning, we were wakened at 5 a.m. by a professional-sounding men’s choir singing nearby in well-trained four-part harmony. What a wonderful way to greet the new day! The day had obviously begun much earlier for these basses and tenors in order to travel to choir practice and prayer meeting, and from there to their work places. Later, they would join choirs from throughout the PCK for a friendly “praise competition.”

What better way to start every day than to sing our praise and prayers before the throne of God as part of the chorus of God’s people.

PRAYER

Lord, I love to sing your praises. Give me a song to sing today. Amen.