I have philosophy of singing that is pretty basic – if you are saved – you sing.

Psalm 66:1– 3:

Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

Unless you have a medical issue and are truly mute – there should be no silent Christians in any worship service.

A joyless, songless Christian is an oxymoron – it just shouldn’t exist.

I trust you know that when this world was created – there was singing.

Job 38:7 tells us that when God created the heavens and the earth – the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy.

In heaven right now there is constant singing. John had a vision of heaven in Revelation 5:9– 10:

And they sang a new song [the song of salvation], saying,

“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

I did you the favour of not singing that – but praise God when I get to heaven I’ll sing it for the Lamb is worthy.

Later in Revelation 15 we are told that even after this world ceases to exist – after it is rolled up as a scroll – there will be songs of praise to the Lord echoing throughout all eternity.

The Redeemed servants of God are called to sing.

If you love the Lord – you just have to sing.

Psalm 98:4:

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Creation itself sings – and the Redeemed sing!

Song fills the pages of the Bible.

In times of joy and times of sorrow.

Every victory was remembered in song. Every lament was expressed in song.

Paul and Barnabas were clapped in irons and thrown in prison in Philippi – but all it did was cause them to sing praises to the Lord.

When the church gathers, one of the things we are to do is sing. Colossians 3:16:

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.