“Music is an outburst of the Soul”!

Music is an outburst of the soul

While this expression came from 19th-century English composer Frederick Delius, it could easily describe King David’s attitude toward worship.

The people around David probably grew accustomed to his musical outbursts. After all, it was King David – much to the chagrin of Saul’s daughter – who “danced before the Lord with all his might” (2 Samuel 6:14). In addition, David wrote many of the psalms. Can’t you just imagine David in his bedroom at night strumming his harp and composing another song to the Lord?

However, David wasn’t the only person in the bible to sing praises. The whole Bible is filled with the songs of people so enthralled by God’s work that their day-to-day lives gave way to outbursts of music – outbursts of their souls. Moses and Miriam harmonized praise after God had led His people out of Egypt (Exodus 15:1–21). Solomon sang his way through Song of Songs, celebrating the marriage relationship between a husband and wife. Isaiah offered a prophetic song from the coming choir of the new Jerusalem (Isaiah 26). Mary, when told that she would give birth to the Son of God, lifted a song to the child’s Father in heaven (Luke 1:46–55). Paul and Silas shouted their praise, and God opened the walls of their cell block (Acts 16:25–26).

We too sing, just as those biblical characters before us sang, because God is worthy of song. He is worthy of our praise. When David opened his song  in 2 Samuel 22, the attributes of God came streaming out of his mouth so quickly that he barely formed sentences – my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my shield, my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge.

Like David, may we be so overcome by the knowledge of God that our natural response is to burst forth in song. May we sing from deep within our souls – longing after him with our greatest affections and deepest desires.

Don’t be afraid to share your love for Christ by singing songs of praise!

Songs of Praise

Enjoy your day, “Working (and Singing) for Christ!”

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11 Comments on “SING TO THE LORD!”

  1. Reblogged this on Along Life's Path… and commented:
    God, Himself, will sing over You..Zephaniah 3:17. Sing to Him today!


  2. bwcarey Says:

    there is harmony and disharmony, and it’s like the soothing of the soul, some music works, some not so, i heard the Beatles forty years ago when a little kid, it means the same to me today, God uses all the senses to connect with us. have a happy day


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