“with my song I give thanks to Him”

Volume 12, No. 4  (April 2017)

For the past two-and-a-half years, our church’s Worship Choir has embraced a theme verse:

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
        in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
My heart exults,
        and with my song I give thanks to Him.
(Psalm 28:7)

Our pastor’s wife painted this verse onto a long wooden plaque, which hangs high on the wall above our rehearsal space in the Choir Room (see photo above). Every Sunday we as a choir look up and recite this verse together right before we go down to the Sanctuary to lead in worship. This practice helps to remind us:

  1. That the Lord is our hope and our help.
  2. That as we trust in Him we find Him to be always faithful.
  3. That all of our worship is in joyful response to God for all that He has first graciously done for us.
  4. That our grateful song starts first in our hearts, before it ever leaves our lips: “singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart” (Ephesians 5:19).
  5. That we have the privilege of serving our congregation by inviting them to join with us in raising songs of praise to the Lord.
  6. That we are serving together with unity of heart and purpose.

This helps to focus us for the ministry before us.

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