To the band who plays on Sunday…

Posted: October 2, 2014 in psalms

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.
Psalm 33:1-3

I normally don’t write to the band. I enjoy the moment of worship on Sunday through the songs. And maybe, some of us, like me, wish we could play an instrument, and it remains a dream until now. Anyway, the psalmist said…

(1) Sing joyfully…how do we sing in church? Can we say our songs are joyful? I understand some songs are meant to be solemn but we can also have songs that are joyful. We can smile while we sing. We can be joyful in our hearts when we sing.

(2) To the Lord…not just to anyone but to the Lord. Our songs should be God-centric.

(3) It is fitting for the upright to praise him…examine our hearts, examine our thoughts before we come to a point of worship. Ask God to remove the hindrances in our relationship with Him.

(4) Praise the Lord (with the harp, with the ten-stringed lyre). We can use various instruments to worship. We can explore other instruments, see how we can infuse different types of instruments for worship. If any among us can play an istrument, let him play for the Lord!

(5) Sing a new song…compose your own music. Share it with others. Sing it!

(6) Play skillfully…practice your craft so you can play skillfully. A skillful person is also necessary as we usher people into God’s presence.

So, continue to lead people through songs. I appreciate it. See you on Sunday!

P. Gabo 🙂


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