Bible Passage: Psalm 98:1-9
O sing to the Lord a new song,
For He has done wonderful things,
His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
2 The Lord has made known His salvation;
He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
With the lyre and the sound of melody.
6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn
Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.
7 Let the sea roar and all it contains,
The world and those who dwell in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
Let the mountains sing together for joy
9 Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth;
He will judge the world with righteousness
And the peoples with equity.
Hymns and the Joy of Singing
A podcast episode by Crossway Podcast with special guest Kristyn Getty. Host Matt Tully and Kristyn talk about congregational singing, the power of music to teach doctrine, and the role of Scripture as the cornerstone of the Christian life.
The Unifying Power of Singing
An article by the Gospel Coalition that outlines the role that singing can play to bring unity in a variety of areas. Read on to see how singing has the power to unite believers to one another, to all of creation, and to God himself.
Words of Wonder: What Happens When We Sing?
Pastor Bob Kauflin writes about the power that singing can have in a believer’s life and describes how important singing is to God. Singing has the power to help us remember words important to God, it can help us engage more broadly with our emotions, it can foster unity, and it can point us to songs to come when every tribe, nation, and tongue will sing to Jesus.
Sing!: How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church
In Sing!, Keith and Kristyn Getty combine theological wisdom, lessons gained by years of experience, and exhortation to produce a treasure of truths and principles designed to reveal the significant role singing plays in spiritual life. Designed for individual or group use, Sing! is a short and readable resource to help believers read about, to enjoy, to discuss, and to sing!