Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting (Psalm 147:1).
Psalms 146-150 are known as a Hallel (praise) collection of descriptive praise hymns. These psalms were used daily in prayer and worship within the synagogue. This particular psalm begins with a familiar tune (Psalms 104:35; 106:1; 113-118; 146:1) which is a call to praise God in song.
Music, a divine creation, is an awesome way to express grateful praise to our God! In this passage we we learn that praise to God in song is:
Good because it is to God; it draws the heart from earth to heaven; and it declares the character of God.
Pleasant because God is pleased to hear it; the words agree with Who God is; and it always agrees with the heart of a born again believer.
Fitting because we were made to praise the Lord!
What a joy to gather with the saints of God on a Sunday morning or evening in congregational praise! There is something special and awe-inspiring to sing a text that pulls the truth from your heart through your lips in praise and adoration of our God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!
Today, whether you are alone in the car, with your family at devotion time or gathered with believers in your small group or in assembly at church, Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting!!
Nothing Ever Can, Nothing Ever Will – This has become one of our favorites at BCBC since June 2014. The song begins 1:10 into the video. What a joy to be in the audience on that Sunday night in Lancaster, CA, to hear it for the first time! Awesome truth, awesome song!!