Sing to the Lord a New Song!

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The LWML-Canada national convention theme is “Sing to the Lord a New Song.” The past three years of dealing with a global pandemic has been a life changing experience to say the least. Have we managed all the challenges gracefully singing a new song to the Lord? If we are truthful, our songs have not always been joyful, thankful, or even uplifting to the Lord or each other.

Martin Luther said of music:

  • “ Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.”
  • “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”
  • “Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”

The above quote perfectly describes how music can calm the agitations of the past three years . God has given us a wonderful present of music through those gifted in playing instruments or voice. Though we may not be gifted with music or voice, our music is a joyful sound to the Lord when it comes from the heart. This Christmas Eve, being a Sunday, we celebrated worship in the morning and in the evening. At a smaller gathering in the morning, we sang “Lo, He comes with Clouds Descending.” The voices rose, gathering momentum as the organist led the congregation, uplifting and triumphant. In contrast at a larger gathering for the evening service, with dimmed lights and glowing candles the hushed voices of “Silent Night” floated upwards to the glory of that babe born in Bethlehem.

Our response to God’s love and blessings? We Sing! We Sing to the Lord a New Song!

 Annette, VP Member Development

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