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Advent with the Psalms – Jacob Nelson

December 11th, 2018 by Jake Nelson

Psalm 96:1-2

Sing to the LORD a new song;

sing to the LORD, all you lands.

Sing to the LORD; bless his name;

announce his salvation, day after day.

Singing has been a vital part of most faith communities as a way of expressing feelings, theologies, and ideologies. The act of congregational singing allows for praising, praying, teaching, and unity. When we sing together as a congregation we begin to focus, not on ourselves but on God.

The Psalmist says, “Sing to the LORD a new song.” We sing a new song because our knowledge of God is not confined to a recitation of the past alone. However, it’s not just the new songs; the old songs still give many a sense of worship and often reveal new meaning.

Prayer: Ever-present God,  as we wait for the Savior of the nations, we will experience songs of new and old, from near and far. In music, help us focus upward; in unity, help us sing your praise; in peace, help us welcome the savior. We pray this day after day. Amen.

~ Jacob Nelson

Jake Nelson