O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
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I am teaching a class on early church history and was amused in my research to note that metered songs were once banned in worship. Well, THAT would reduce today's hymnal to a dandy pamplet! Church music has been the source of great joy and great gnashing of teeth for centuries. We are highly critical of new melodies, new lyrics, new musical styles. We aren't patient with people who enjoy the comfortable hymns that surround us with warmth like a well-worn flannel shirt. When it comes to the Lord, we expect God to be doing new things all the time and also doing the good stuff God did for others in the past. Given all of the glorious harmonies to the horribly off-key music God has patiently heard over the centuries, God deserves a new good song today that is destined to sing his praises for years to come.
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May the words of my heart and the song of my heart not make you cringe today, Lord. Amen