Why we Worship


Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!

Why Scripture?


Sing to make Satan angry. He has vexed the saints, let us vex him! C. H. Spurgeon

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What Happens When We Sing?

October 22, 2008

I will sing and make music to the Lord. Psalm 27:6

When was the last time you were in church, the song was being sung, you were making sounds, most of the notes found their place, but your heart wasn't in it? It happens to all of us. P.T. Forsythe helps to increase our wonder at the mystery of vocal sound.

"The song in music provides the soul with a spiritual vehicle;

it gives, as it were, a fiery chariot to the sun;

and, borne invisible upon invisible sound, spirit passes into spirit, heart melts into heart, the soul of man meets and embraces the soul of man in delight,

and, speeding on the wings of the audible word,
the spirit of God enters and communes with the spirit of man.

Music is, as it were, the divine ray of light which makes the soul vocal as it falls on it."

P. T. Forsythe PARNASSUS page 228

If the above has any truth at all, should we not put our heart and soul into our singing to Almighty God. And yes, it's easy to see why Spurgeon thought that singing to God ticks Satan off!!

Paul’s midnight voice prevailed; his music’s thunder
Unhinged the prison doors, split bolts in sunder:
And sittest thou here, and hangest the feeble wing?
And whinest to be enlarged?  Soul, learn to sing!

Francis Quarles

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