God’s People Sing!

Songs are everywhere in Scripture. The people of God sing. They express reverence in extolling the majesty of God, thankfulness for His grace, and humility for the mercy of Christ. Biblical hymns gather the voices of men, women, and children into century-tiered choirs. Moses sang. Miriam sang. Deborah sang. David sang. Mary sang. Angels sang. Jesus and His disciples sang. Paul and Silas sang.

When people of faith become aware of who God is and what He has done, they sing! The songs are irrepressible.

Then I heard every creature in Heaven on earth, and under the earth, and on the sea, and all things that are in them singing:
“To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb,
Be blessing and honor and glory and dominion
Forever and forever.”

Revelation 5.13

– Adapted from Living the Message, by Eugene Peterson