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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Song Series: Glorious


1Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2Sing the glory of his name;
make His praise glorious. – Psalm 66:1-2

I’ve led worship for a quarter century now and have enjoyed seeing the growth, changes, and various manifestations of the worship arts. One change that is bitter sweet is the waning use of choirs for leading worship. 

The reason choirs are in decline is undoubtedly pragmatic: cost, time, and lack of church member participation. However, most would agree that there are few things more moving than a mass vocal ensemble obstreperously magnifying the Lord of Hosts.

David wrote Psalm 66 as a choral. He wanted to insure that the message in the music was presented in a grand and awe inspiring celebration of who God is: Creator, Provider, and Dispenser of blessings, giver of the Gospel, Messiah; the one true God, King, and Lord over all.

Three words challenge us to fully and unashamedly worship God through song: 

Shout: ruwa`  (roo-ah') figuratively, to split the ears (with sound), i.e. shout (for alarm or joy)
Sing: zamar  (zaw-mar') give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.
Make: suwm  (soom) to put wholly (all in), to work.

So, let me ask you; when was the last time you actually worked hard at placing God’s praise whole heartedly at the center of your personal Sunday morning worship time? When did you last sing God’s praise so loudly that it almost felt like you were too loud? 

Frankly, I think the problem may be that, sometimes we are more aware of those around us than the Holy Spirit within us. 

Singing is a spirit lifting experience, not just for us, but for those around us. 

You cannot be too loud for God’s ears

Sing loud – sing proud and make His praise glorious!

More verses about singing His praises:
Ephesians 5:19, Psalm 95:2, Acts 16:25, 1 Corinthians 14:15 & 26, Colossians 3:16

GLORIOUS by BJ Putnam: 

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