Isn’t it amazing how lyrics or melodies can stick with you forever?! I can still sing all the words to songs from my childhood – not to mention my teen and pre-teen years. I read somewhere that we memorize the lyrics to over 2000 songs by the time we are 18. Wow!
When we read the Psalms it is easy to see them as literature rather than songs. And in some ways this is good – these songs in their original language and culture would probably sound pretty odd according to our tastes.
But the Psalms were written to be songs of the heart – and this is the challenge of a Christ-follower in any century or decade – to make use of the Psalms as living representations for our own songs of the soul.
This, of course, takes a little work and imagination – but the word pictures in the God Story are timeless. We can literally rediscover original meaning from these “songs” and translate them to our own singing hearts. Not to mention the “psalms” we can find through music that inspires us within our own genre choices and personal tastes.
“O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods.” – Psalm 95:1-3
So sing it out friend! We know that heart songs are a big part of finding a satisfied mind.”
How can I experience a singing heart?! You can type My Music into the search – check it out!
Also, there are scripture songs for adults and kids in the masthead under MUSIC.
One Psalm Song to make my heart sing
Where the Psalms fit in the Big Picture
Singing Hearts from the Psalms