Psalm 149:1 is one of my favorite scriptures. It says “Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.” When you first read this it may sound like many of the resounding lyrics of praise scattered throughout that book of psalms. However, I love the scene it describes and all that it asks of us.
The Psalmist commands that we are supposed to sing a “new” song with God’s people. Some of our songs that we use in our traditional worship at Christ Church have been sung many times over the years, and some songs that we sing in modern worship have been just released by a current artist; very rarely do we sing a truly “new” song.
I urge you to see this verse in a different light. We are called to join with God’s assembled people. Every time we gather, whether on Sunday, or a different day, we are a new collection of his assembly. God wants us to add our voice to the song. I believe this makes songs “new”.
On that day, our congregation can sing classic and current songs in a “new” way when we mix our voices together.
Come this week and add your voice. You won’t want to miss it!