“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation!” “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name…For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised.”
We see worship of the Lord through songs all throughout the Bible. The first song recorded in Scripture is in the Exodus Era after the Lord parted the Red Sea and brought the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt. They sang the Song of Moses, a praise song, while Miriam led the women in dance. (Exodus 15)
In the wilderness, the Israelites sang a song of joy when the Lord provided water. (Numbers 21) And when Moses passes his leadership off to Joshua right before the Conquest Era, Moses and Joshua taught the Israelites a song of remembrance. (Deuteronomy 32)
In the Judges Era, Deborah and Barak sang a victory song after Jael drove a tent peg through Sisera’s head. (Judges 5)
In the Kingdom Era, the women sang a victory song for Saul’s and David’s battle success. (1 Samuel 18) After the death of Saul and Jonathan, David sang a song of lament. (2 Samuel 1) David also sang a song of lament after the murder of Abner. (2 Samuel 3) Plus, there are 3 song books in the Bible: Psalms, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations.
The prophets also use songs during the Divided Kingdom Era to warn the people and to mourn the Israelites rebellion and destruction.
Singing is a powerful tool of expression. Songs are used to worship, praise, remember, celebrate victories, mourn, and to give thanks. At the end of this Story we will see that singing doesn’t stop when we die bc guess what we will do in heaven?! Yep. 🎶 Sing wonderful, joyful songs to our Lord and Savior! “And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10) ”And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!” (Revelation 15:3). 🙌🙌 It’s going to be awesome!!!
But we aren’t dead yet and later in the Story Jesus is going to give us an important job while we are here, so keep reading! 😁