Deuteronomy 31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths…
Psalm 47:6-7 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding
It’s fascinating how scriptures don’t just command us to praise Him; but to SING praises to Him. He’s not just interested in you exclaiming of His goodness, and other attributes of His; but for you to sing them/about them. What’s the power in singing?
Singing has a quality that enables us to remember words. In Deuteronomy 31, God asks Moses to write a song so that the next generation would know and always remember what He said. The Word of God has to dwell richly in us.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
This explains as to why the songs we write/sing should be rich and accurate with sound doctrine. Scripture is the basis of our lives in Christ. Sentimental lyrics(or/with popular melodies) to give us an emotional experience is not what singing praises is all about.
Another reason as to why we sing is the power of unity. There’s a great difference in one man declaring “then sings my soul my savior Lord to thee how great thou art,” and an audience in a stadium declaring the same. It comes alive and compelling to every heart that hears the music. We sing in chorus as a sign of oneness. Anthems are sang loud in open places with confidence by several people. What of God’s Word?
Beloved of God, I encourage you to always join in praising God through songs with your worship team. Open your mouth and let the words come out. It’s one thing our to-be-glorified bodies will do for eternity.