Praising the Lord

Jeremiah 2:32 “Can a maid forget her ornaments . . . ? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.”

Isaiah 12:4-5 “. . . declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.”

62:6 “. . . ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence . . . till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”

63:7 “I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord . . . according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us. . . .”

Exodus 15:1-2 [an example by Moses and the children of Israel]

Psalm 35:28 “My tongue shall speak of thy righteousness . . . all the day long.”

71:8,15-17 “Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.”

79:13 “So we thy people . . . will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.”

89:1 “. . . with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”

145:21 “My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.”

Deuteronomy 11:18-21 “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul. . . .”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Revelation 4:9-11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Through Music

Exodus 15:1 “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.”

Judges 5:1-3 “I, even I, will sing unto the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.”

2nd Samuel 22:50 “. . . I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.”

1st Chronicles 16:9 “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.”

vs. 23-34 “Sing . . . shew forth . . . Declare . . . Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name. . . .”

Psalm 9:11 “Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.”

2nd Chronicles 7:6 “And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the Lord, which David the king had made to praise the Lord, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.”

Λ 2nd Chronicles 20:19-22, 29 “And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments [those] which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.” (David is making music. God is making war.)

(2nd Samuel 22:4 “I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”)

(Psalm 18:3 Ditto)

(Acts 16:16-26 “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God. . . .”)

2nd Chronicles 30:21 “. . . the Levites and the priests praised the Lord . . . singing with loud instruments unto the Lord.”

Psalm 7:17 “I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord. . . .”

9:2 “I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.”

9:11 “Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.”

13:6 “I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”

18:49 “Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.”

21:13 “Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.”

27:6 “And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.”

30:4 “Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.”

30:11-12 “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”

33:1-5 “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.”

47:6 “Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.”

v. 7 “For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.”

(See, the so-called “Charismatic” churches don’t have to reject doctrine in order to justify praise!)

1st Corinthians 14:15 “What is it then? . . . I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.”

James 5:13 “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.”

Hebrews 2:9-12 “I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.”