Join the Song Creation is Singing

Hey everybody!  I just recently finished a couple grad school classes, working towards a masters degree in ministry from Pepperdine U.  In of my classes, called “Worship and Witness of the Church,” my instructor Dr. David Lemley gave the following definition of worship: “Worship is participation in God’s self-communication.”  I love that definition because it’s so much bigger than church.  Aren’t there so many ways that God communicates to us and shows us glimpses of his glory and the story of his redemption?  And we respond with worship.  Towards the end of the semester, as I was evaluating this definition along with a lot of the course materials and various readings, I was reminded of this song (written back in 2009) which describes worship as joining “the song creation is singing.”  I realized I hadn’t ever put the studio version on Youtube, so here is a lyric video version:


Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQuFT1Rsgg

The song is based on these passages.  I hope it encourages you to rejoice in worship!

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?…
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”     –  Job 38:4-7

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven,  and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”     – Luke 2:13-14

When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
–  Luke 19:37-40

(See an earlier post here with lyrics and more about the background of the song.  And here is a version of it being sung in Russian.)

 



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