Sing a new song

 

– keep on singing –

 

Go ahead — sing your new song to the Lord! Let everyone in every language sing him a new song. Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous! Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is. Give them the good news of our great Saviour. Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation. Tell them about all the amazing things he has done.

 


Call to Worship

based on Psalm 149  (The Message)

Hallelujah!
Sing to God a brand-new song!
Praise God in the company of those who love Him!
Let God’s people celebrate their Sovereign Creator,
and praise His name with music and dance!
For God is here among us,
and He delights to hear our praise!

 
source: re:worship
 


Extra
Sing a New Song ~ by David Mathis
5 Ways to Teach a New Song ~ by Gary Durbin
Scripture-in-song as genre ~ by me
 

Hear creation singing


(Photo: Irene Bom)
 

Call to Worship

(inspired by Isaiah 35:1-10)

Listen–all creation rejoices, can you hear it?
There is so much noise and chatter, are you sure there is music?
Listen–the wilderness and desert are breaking out in song, can you hear it?
It’s been so long since we’ve heard a melody of praise.
Listen–the crocus blooms with joyful singing,
      the very mountains join in the refrain. Can you hear it?
We join our voices in hope,
      worshipping our God who brings forth a new song in the world.

Opening Prayer

Life-giving God, we are a blessed people.
In this moment of worship we pray that you might bless us anew.
Give us ears to hear the melodies of praise that fill the world around us.
And as we hear the songs,
      teach us to sing,
      to dance with abandon,
      to rejoice in the wonders of your grace.
Forgive us when we have passed by signs of your mercy.
From this moment forward,
      open our eyes to the places where joy is springing
      up from parched ground.
Lead us by your Spirit in the pathways of your overflowing
      peace, hope, and joy.
Amen.

 
~ written by Rev. Nancy J.
posted on wonderings, writings and scribbles
 


From the blog
Theme: Part of creation [prayer sheet]
Bright and beautiful
A prayer to the God of summer
 

Break into song

Wake up! Wake up! Break out in song (Judges 5:12, NIV)
Wake up! Wake up! Break out in song (Judges 5:12, NIV)  (Artwork: Irene Bom)
 

Call to Worship

May none of God’s wonderful works keep silence,
night or morning.

Bright stars,
high mountains,
the depths of the seas,
sources of rushing rivers;
may all these break into song
as we sing to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

May all the angels in the heavens reply
Amen! Amen! Amen!

Power, praise, honour, eternal glory to God,
the only giver of grace.

Amen! Amen! Amen!

 
~ anonymous, written sometime during the 3rd to 6th century.
Originally a hymn. Posted on re:worship
 


From the blog
Sister moon
In the school of prayer with Pádraig Ó Tuama
Circling the globe
 

Song in the night

at night you give me a song as my prayer to you, the living Lord God. Psalm 42v8 CEV
at night you give me a song as my prayer to you, the living Lord God  (Psalm 42:8, CEV)
 

What songs have you received from God at night to sing as your prayer to him?


For further study and reflection

Article:
Singing Songs In The Night  (from bible.org)

Case study:
Acts 16:16-40  (Paul and Silas in prison)
 


From the blog
Singing creation’s song
Newness of life
Up to us