Okay, I am honestly not sure if this counts as a hymn but it is a song that we have sung for a long time. I have taught it to just about every Bible school class I have taught because learning scripture through music is so natural for children.
Come let us sing with joy to the Lord,
Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation,
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving,
And extol Him with music and song.
For the Lord is the Great God.
The Great King above all gods.
In His hands are the depths of the earth.
The mountain peaks belong to Him,
The sea is His, He made it.
And His hands formed the dry land.
This past week, we were studying Psalm 95 at our bible study. We took a look at these verses and focused on what the instructions here are all about.
This call to worship is a direct one. Come.
Don’t wait, come.
Sing. Not just sing but sing with joy. To the Lord!
Extol Him in the process.
Because He is worthy.
He has created all that there is and that includes you and me. From the top of the top (mountains) to the deep of the deep (sea), He made it. He spoke it into being and has a purpose for it. See Genesis 1 if you want to read more on God creating all that is. It is a beautiful story that is worth reading again and again.
Psalm 95:1-5 is not a somber, plaintive call to worship. It is joyful. It is celebratory. Because we should celebrate who God is and what He has done for us. For me. For you.
And because of that, we should obey His word. Don’t delay. Read and believe. Confess your sins before men, repent, and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins. He tells us that when we are obedient to Him and follow these steps, He washes us white as snow, the sins are no more, and we are given the gift of eternal life with Him. What a blessing. And definitely something to sing in a joyful way.
So, today, sing joyfully to God, being obedient to His word, and sharing it with others.
Lori, At Home.