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cropped-rose-white-and-pinkPsalm 95:1, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation”

God created man in His own image, to be an instrument of praise.The psalmist talked about using all kinds of instruments in praise and worship of the Lord. We too use hymns, choruses, cantatas, organs, pianos, orchestras and every available form of music to convey our adoration to God our Creator. I have listed some Bible theme songs and the character from God’s Eternal Word opposite the song. I trust you will enjoy them!

Adam and Eve – “Strangers in Paradise”
Elijah – “Up, Up, and Away”
Lazarus – “The Second Time Around”
Esther – “I Feel Pretty”
Moses -“The Wanderer”

Nebuchadnezzar -“Crazy”
Jezebel -“The Lady is a Tramp”
Samson -” Hair”
Daniel -“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
Methuselah – “Staying’ Alive”

Peter -” I’m Sorry”
Joshua -“Good Vibrations”
Esau -“Born to Be Wild”
Jonah -”Got a Whale of a Tale”
Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego -“Great Balls of Fire”

The Three Kings -“When You Wish Upon a Star”
Noah -“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”
Salome -“I Could Have Danced All Night”
Jeremiah -”Take This Job and Shove It”

Personal reflection:

Not too many years ago, as part of a campaign called “Get America Singing … Again,” a group of music educators published a list of 42 songs that it believes Americans must continue singing to preserve an important part of the national culture. The list begins alphabetically with “Amazing Grace” and ends with “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” The group’s president said, “We have a whole generation that has grown up without singing songs like these, songs that are, part of who we are.” Not only in the United States, but in every country and culture, music is an important part of who people are. As believers in Christ, we have a wonderful heritage of music. I so enjoy using a hymnbook along with the Bible during my time of daily reading and prayer. Many times words written many years ago bring a fresh message of hope. I may encounter a familiar song that sparks a memory of God’s faithfulness or rekindles a flame of devotion. However, more than a memory of the past, it becomes a vehicle to praise God today. Thus, the psalmist said that God created the stars above and controls the seas below. He is deeply involved in international relationships and every dimension of personal experience. God is watching, and He shows a special kind of care for those who love Him. My friend, the Lord is still doing great things today. Look around you at His handiwork. See how His power and wisdom are revealed in nature and in man. Then sing a new song of praise to the God behind it all.

Psalm 96:2 encourages us to “sing to the LORD, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.” So my friends, why not open that long-neglected hymnbook today, rediscover some marvelous messages of faith, hope and sing … again!

Each new day gives us new reasons to sing God’s praise.