Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.” (Psalm 107:22, NASB95)

The New English Translation notes says that the Hebrew for the second phrase is:  “and let them proclaim his works with a ringing cry.”  It is a nice translation of the Hebrew.  We are to be people of thanksgiving to our God, and we are to be people who praise the Lord by recounting to each other God’s works with a ringing cry, a cry that says, “God has done all that he promised, he is faithful to his word, he is faithful to his people, and here is how he has been faithful…”

One of the beautiful things about the Church Universal is the extreme variety and beauty of the praise and worship songs that have come out of her. From South America to Africa to China to the Middle East to Europe and across to North America have come praise and worship songs without number, all dedicated to proclaiming “his works with a ringing cry.”  May the Lord be glorified by this. May the voice of the Church rise in praise together until history is finished and God draws his people to himself, and may her praise continue into eternity without end. Soli Deo Gloria, to God alone be the glory.

 

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