Sunday, June 24, 2007
LET US COME BEFORE HIM WITH THANKSGIVING AND
EXTOL HIM WITH MUSIC AND SONG.
( Psalm 95:2 *NIV )
Now it is written that we should SPEAK TO ONE
ANOTHER WITH PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS.
SING AND MAKE MUSIC IN YOUR HEART TO THE LORD.
( Ephesians 5:19-20 ) So Charles, we will turn to the Book
of Psalms. The Hebrew word for Psalm is [mizmar]. This
Hebrew word is derived from the verb [zamar] which means
"To Make Music."
Therefore the Book of Psalms is the hymnal of ancient
Israel. While the lyrics are preserved, the music originally
written to accompany them has been lost to the ages. For
only the occasional musical notations are left. For
instance many are directed "To The Chief Musician," while
others call for musical accompaniment.
As an example Psalm 4 calls for stringed instruments;
Psalm 5 for flutes; Psalm 6 for the eight-stringed harp; and
Psalm 8 for the instrument of Gath *NKJV, or according to
Gittith *NIV. It's true meaning is unknown to us today.
You will even find that some of the Hymns that we use
today were inspired by the words of a particular Psalm.
Some of those Hymns are as follows:
Psalm 23 inspired:
1. The King Of Love MY Shepard Is
2. My Shepard Shall Supply My Need
3. The Lord Is My Shepard
Psalm 46 inspired:
1. A Mighty Fortress Is My God
Psalm 61 inspired:
1. Hiding In Thee ( O Safe to the Rock that is Higher
Than I )
Psalm 87 inspired:
1. Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
Psalm 90 inspired:
1. O God, Our Help In Ages Past
Psalm 100 inspired:
1. All People That On Earth Do Dwell
2. Before Jehovah's Awful Throne
Psalm 103 inspired:
1. Praise To The Lord, The Almighty
Psalm 104 inspired:
1. O Worship The King, All Glorious Above
Psalm 126 inspired:
1. Bring In The Sheaves
So the next time you sing or hear one of those beautiful
Hymns, remember that it was inspired by the words of a 3,000
year old Psalm.
Have a wonderful Sunday Charles, and may it be filled
with music. Amen.
With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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