The Singing Heart

Song as an expression of joyous reverence for God and His glory was early established as a method of worship by the Jewish people. Immediately following their triumphant passage of the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel praised the Lord in these words: "I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously." Again and again when the power and presence of God to lead and protect them in their wilderness wanderings was made manifest they burst forth with songs of gladness and thanksgiving.

So down through the centuries during which the chosen of God were searching for Him and, as their concept of Deity became spiritualized, were finding Him, their songs of triumph rang out to the Lord from overflowing hearts. All the writers of the Psalms had in their hearts the song of rejoicing, which found expression in their inspired messages. "Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works," was an exalted exhortation to the people, spoken out of the firm conviction that God is, and that He is the source of all mankind's blessings.

On Guarding Our Thoughts
August 27, 1927

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