January 2007 - Vol. 4

“Come Let Us Sing for Joy to the Lord”

Psalm 23, a painting by Michael O'Brien

The Psalms, recorded in the Old Testament, are inspired songs attributed to King David. As a young shepherd David was noted for his songs and skill in playing the harp. His love for the Lord in worship and song impacted tho whole nation of Israel. When David assumed the role of King, he made great effort to unite the 12 tribes of Israel by giving them a common way of worship. He went to great lengths to organize the people and the worship of Israel. He assigned people to sing, to play, (four thousand were to learn to play for worship alone), to offer sacrifice, and to prophesy with lyres, harps and symbols [see 1 Chronicles 16 and 22-26]. It is an enduring legacy to his love of worship that his inspired Psalms are still sung today 3000 years later.

Dan Turner, from Antioch Community in London, UK wrote the song "Come Let Us Sing for Joy to the Lord."  It is adapted from Psalm 95, a song of praise and thanksgiving and hopeful trust in God's care for his people. This song was recorded by The Servants of the Word in their most recent CD music album, Sing a New Song to the Lord.  The music CD can be purchased from Tabor House.

Click the following link to listen or download an MP3 audio of 

"Come Let Us Sing for Joy to the Lord"

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Psalm 95

1 O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. 
5 The sea is his, for he made it; for his hands formed the dry land. 
6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! 
7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 

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