Sing to the Lord


We all like to sing along to the music we listen to whether it is in our car, our house or in church. The difference is when we are in church or listening to worship music we should be doing more than simply singing along with the music. We should be singing to the Lord.

Whether you prefer hymns or contemporary Christian music, worship music is designed to worship the Lord. It is created to help give us words of praise and thanks to sing to the Lord.

Psalm 7:17

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
    and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

But when we sing them are we really singing to the Lord or are we merely singing along? Singing worship songs should be different than singing other songs because we are singing to someone. Each time we sing a worship song we need to picture ourselves actually singing the words directly to the Lord.

Think about the last time you sang along to a worship song. Were you merely singing along or were you singing praises and thanks to the Lord? Take some time today to listen to your favorite worship music and sing the words directly to the Lord. He will be glorified and your spirit will be lifted!

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10 thoughts on “Sing to the Lord

  1. You can count me in as singing to The Lord! Great post!

    • Patricia Ann, wonderful! May we all pay attention to the words we are singing and even more importantly, the recipient of the words of thanks and praise. Be blessed!

  2. Dear sis Shelly,
    There are 3 songs that I always hear every day especially in the morning. Give thank, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and To God be the Glory. That songs is means for me to lift up my gratitude to God 🙂 you have a wonderful thought through this post. Have a blessed day, sis.

    • Karina, I love those songs, especially “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. It is wonderful to be able to sing songs of praise and thanks to the Lord but we must remember who we are singing them to and not merely sing the words. Be blessed!

  3. I sing the worship songs to the LORD, not merely a sing along group Karaoke time. However, I’m guilty of being a picky worshiper. It’s terrible to say, but sometimes I don’t like the worship time at my main church. I am not in the sanctuary because of all the multi-coloured bright lights, fog machines, and other stage production stuff. The seniors have complained, it is VERY overwhelming. I’ve often wondered what would happen if the worship time only had unplugged piano, guitar, organ and violin. Maybe we would be lead to singing to God instead of singing along American Idol style?
    Thanks for your post. A much needed reminder for all of us.

    • God, faith and fitness, some worship services are more like concerts with all the lighting and sound. I think different things appeal to different people. However, we should be able to worship without all the lights and sounds. After all, Paul and Silas were singing songs of praise in a jail cell. Be blessed!

  4. Planting Potatoes

    yes…singing to the Lord! whether in a jail cell, or a full concert…..if we are singing to God through our hear and not just mimicking the songs we hear…then it is all good……it’s just that some in this world are easily distracted by tickling of the ears…..

    • Planting Potatoes, amen! Sing and sing some more to the Lord regardless of where we find ourselves. It will bless Him and lift our spirits.

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