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.
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