A New Song

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.”

(Psalm 33:3)

The psalm opens with a call to praise God; to sing a “new song” to him. Those words ‘new song’ could be a little bit confusing to someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be particularly musical. But the psalmist isn’t suggesting we all turn into composers overnight, it’ more of a “heart thing.”

It isn’t that there’s anything wrong with the old songs, or that God is bored with them. There are some wonderful songs, both old and new that we use in our churches for corporate worship.

‘New song’ simply means that every song of praise we sing to God, privately or corporately, emerges from a fresh, daily awareness of God’s goodness, grace, mercy, loving kindness and steadfast love.

After all, God’s mercies are “new every morning” (Lam 3:23) so surely it’s befitting that our awareness of this should be new every day too, resulting in hearts that overflow with praise to the God whose steadfast love fills the whole earth! (Psalm 33:5).

Jill 💜

Author: Jill McIlreavy

I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

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