I love to sing. I often say I’m quantity over quality when it comes to my singing, but I’m not shy about making a joyful noise to the Lord. In fact, that idea, making a joyful noise to the Lord, is part of our opening call-and-response each Sunday at Bradley Hills this year. So as we go through our day, let’s make a joyful noise to the Lord. Open your heart and voice and sing a new song to the Lord. Whether it’s a doxology, hymn, or simple childhood muse, sing to the Lord a new song this day.
Psalm 96 –
1 O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. 4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 6 Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9 Worship the LORD in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, “The LORD is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.” 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 12 let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy 13 before the LORD; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.