The Bible is full of accounts of the people of God using music and singing to worship God.
- At the dedication of the temple in the days of Solomon, “the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music of the Lord, which David the king had made to praise the Lord, … and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.” (2 Chr. 7:6. See also 2 Chr. 5:12–13.)
- At another time there were “cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God. … [for] the songs of the Lord. …” (1 Chr. 25:6–7.)
- Later, the Psalmist spoke of praising the Lord with the sound of the trumpet, psaltery and harp, timbrel, stringed instruments and organs, loud cymbals, and high sounding cymbals. (Ps. 150:3–5.)
- It is also written in the Psalms: “O sing unto the Lord a new song; … make a joyful noise unto the Lord. …” (Ps. 98:1, 4.). “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him. …” (Ps. 105:2.)
- “For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.” And this continued “in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah. …” (Neh. 12:46–47.)
- “Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.” (2 Chr. 29:30.)
- In the New Testament it is written: “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, … and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, … and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” (Rev. 14: 1–3.)
Music and singing has been important to God since the beginning and is an intricate part of the life and soul of Redemption City. With that in mind, we have curated a number of playlists on Spotify for you to utilize as you worship at home, clean the dishes, do yard work, drive in the car, etc. We hope they are a blessing!