“Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise.”Psalm 47:6-7 –

Heaven resounds with praises to the King of kings. All heaven rejoices and praises God for His glorious presence and His miraculous works. The glimpses of heaven we see in the Bible show us that we will one day be privileged to join in this heavenly chorus.

Our eternity will be spent in the wondrous presence of our heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Imagine how amazing that will be! Until that time, we can enjoy singing praises and honoring our Lord here on earth. Our reverential praise glorifies Him and brings us joy.

“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”Psalm 104:33

The reign of King David was a musically rich time in biblical history. David, a man after God’s own heart, authored many of the psalms in the Bible. His psalms glorify God, reciting the many attributes of His greatness and divine character. The psalms are reminders of God’s mighty works and deliverances in the past. Filled with heartfelt emotions, the psalms have been a source of inspiration through the ages of God’s faithfulness.

David’s psalms are more than just poetic prayers. They were written as songs of worship to be put to music and sung with melodic instruments. David loved to praise and celebrate his Yahweh God. His passion was to sing and make music to the Lord. A gifted musician, he enjoyed playing his psalms on the harp and lyre. He poured out his joyful worship with reverence to God.

“All Israel brought the ark of the Lord’s promise with shouts of joy and the sounding of rams’ horns, trumpets, cymbals, harps, and lyres.” – 1 Chronicles 15:28

In biblical times, music of praise to God always accompanied celebrations. When King David brought the Ark of the Covenant… the manifestation of God’s glory and presence with the Israelites… to its new home in Jerusalem, all the people joined in rejoicing.

David led the procession with joyful exuberance. The streets rang out with music honoring Yahweh God. This triumphal time was celebrated with singing and exaltation to their Deliverer. All the town joined in with praise for God’s presence at this pivotal time in their history.

“Sing to God! Sing praises to His name. Exalt Him who rides on the clouds – His name is the Lord – and rejoice before Him.”Psalm 68:4

We can be people of praise. There are many Christian artists today who have written compelling and worshipful music. Like David’s psalms, these songs offer heartfelt praise to our wondrous God. He is praised for who He is and the mighty works He has done. He is our unchanging Lord… the same yesterday, today and forever.

Music of praise to our Lord fills our hearts and spirits with His love. We are immersed in the glory of His presence. Our focus turns from our worldly cares to His heavenly salvation. His peace washes over us and His joy lifts our countenance. It is in praising Him that we enter into His presence. We sing in the shadow of His wings (Psalm 63:7).

“Sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.”1 Chronicles 16:9-10

We glorify God when we sing our praises to Him. We may not be heavenly singers. We may not play the harp or lyre… or any musical instrument. Yet the Lord knows the passion of our hearts. He delights in our praise. Whether in church gatherings, at our homes, in our cars, on our walks… we can join in praising and glorifying the King of kings. We can enjoy praising God through the worshipful music in praise videos. Like David, we can sing and make music to the Lord in whatever way we best glorify Him. We will be joining in the praises of heaven!