Friday, January 22, 2016

Objections to Psalmody: But the Psalms tell us to Sing a New Song

Each of these exhortations to sing a new song is an introduction to the Psalm itself which follows. Psalms 33, 40, 96, 98, and 149 are each the ‘new song’ we are being called upon to sing by its opening verses. They are ‘new songs’ in the biblical sense of the expression, referring to a song that lifts ‘new’ praises that have eclipsed ‘old’ troubles. It is that kind of song that celebrates the end of strife and the beginning of celebration. (Singing the Songs of Jesus, Michael Lefebvre, p138)

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