Snippets from worship on Sunday 6th September

Our Psalm for Sunday was Psalm 149

Psalm 149
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.
Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron,
to execute on them the judgment decreed. This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the LORD!

Sermon Snippet

So join with the psalmist and sing a new song, be it an old one discovered for the first time, an old one you have rediscovered, or one that it new, or at least new to you.  Sing a new song, just as MIriam and Deborah did, as David and Solomon did, as Mary and Simeon did, or as the angles crying holy, holy, holy in heaven constantly do.  The same words, but each and every time a new song, for each time you sing be it a song old in years or newborn, it is being sung anew.  No matter what you sing God will never have heard it how you are singing it this time and God will take pleasure in your song, even if you are tone deaf and God hears not the words be they old or new or the notes be they sharp or flat.  What God hears is that new song in your heart, the song you are singing today, for the first and the last time.

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