The apostles directed their praise to Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ, in whom all the fulness of the Godhead dwells in bodily form. (Colosians 2:9)
To the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and for ever. Amen." (Jude 1:25)
"He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent." Colossians 1:15-18
"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen." (Romans 11:36)
...Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written: "For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, And sing to Your name." (quoted prophesy referring to Jesus, Romans 15:8-9)
To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17
whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." (1 Peter 4:11)
Saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb that hath been slain to receive the power, and riches, and wisdom, and might and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every created thing which is in the heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and on the sea, and all things are in them, heard I saying, Unto him that sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb, (be) the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the dominion, for ever and ever.”
"I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen." 1 Timothy 6:13-16
Whatever you ask in my name, I WILL DO IT, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I WILL DO IT." John 14:13-14
"In the first book, O The-oph'ilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen ... So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord (Kurie), will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?’ ... So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus (ho Kurios ’Iesous) went in and out among us... And they prayed and said, ‘Lord (Kurie), who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou hast chosen.’" Acts 1:1-2, 6, 21, 24
esus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)
SONG: Ode, generic word for song
Eph-5:19 songs Eph.4:19 singing Col-3:16 songs Col-3:16 singing Rev-5:9 song Rev-5:9 sing; sung (AV) Rev.14:3(2) song Rev.14:3 sing; sung Rev.15:3(2) song Rev.15:3 sing; sung HYMN: From the Greek hymnos, derived from hydein, to sing. Humnos, a song of praise Humneo
Eph-5:19 hymns Matt.26:30 sung a hymn Col-3:16 hymns Mk.14:26 sung a hymn Acts 16:25 singing hymns ; sang praises
PSALM: PSALLO: To play a stringed instrument with the fingers. 2. Later, to sing to the harp, sing, N.T.
Psalmos, a pious song Psallo
Instances in the Old Testament in which God commands us to praise him in psalms include:
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. Sing to the LORD with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm, With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the LORD, the King. Psalm 98:4-6
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 95:2
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Psalm 105:2
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms (Psalm 95:1-2; cf. Psalms 81:1-2; 100:2).
New Testament examples of Psalm singing, teaching, exhorting in psalms... Lk,20:42 (book of) Psalms Rom. 15:9 sing Lk.24:44 (book of) Psalms 1 Cor.14:5(2) sing Acts 1:20 (book of) Psalms Eph 5:19 making melody Acts 13:33 (second) Psalm Jas 5:13 sing psalms; 1 Cor.14:26 (hath a) Psalm sing praise Eph. 5:19 (speaking- In) psalms* Col. 3:16 admonishing-psalms I Cor. 14:26 26 Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
Examples of New Testament songs:
Victory. After they escaped the wrath of Pharaoh they sang a song of victory recorded in Exodus 15: 1-19. Praise and Warning. Before they entered the Promised Land, they sang a song of praise to God in Deuteronomy 32. In it they recount the majesty of God and all that He had done for Israel. As we will see in our next lesson, this second song is structured after the message of the three angels.
Song of Moses. This song is the covenant. It included the warnings, the blessings and the curses. The Song of Moses is also referenced in Hebrews, and by the Apostle Paul in Romans. Finally it is referenced directly, and alluded to, in the Book of Revelation. Many of the Psalms, believed to have been written by King David, seem to have been inspired by the Song of Moses.
In these verses, God establishes three kinds of music proper for New Testament worship.
NEW TESTAMENT PRAISE & WORSHIP
Many of the reformers of the 16th and 17th centuries followed the example of John Calvin in allowed only Psalms to be sung in the churches. By the 18th century history records that more hymns began to be used as hymn writers arose such as John Newton who wrote the well known hymn "Amazing Grace," John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, and others. With the latter half of the 19th century, spiritual songs were made popular by people like Ira Sankey, Fanny Crosby, and Philip Bliss.
PRINCIPLES OF NEW TESTAMENT PRAISE & WORSHIP
Acts 16:25- "And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God; and the prisoners heard them."
2. Romans 15:9- "And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles and sing unto thy name."
3. Ephesians 5:19- "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord."
4. Colossians 3:16- "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." 5. While it is good to have singing that is beautiful to the ear, we must remember that we should be concerned about pleasing God and not men
Flutes were but one common Israeli instrument of Jesus day. "When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, He said to them, ‘Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.' And they ridiculed Him." (Mt 9:23-24)
"And the Lord said, ‘To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned to you, and you did not weep.'" (Lk 7:32)
The Apostle Paul speaks of music in comparing the genuine love of God to that which is hypocritical. "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." (1 Cor 13:1) Paul once again utilizes common instruments when teaching about gifts of the spirit. "Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played? For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?" (1 Cor 14:6-7) James 5:13-"Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry let him sing psalms.
The song of Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist is an example of a New Testament hymn. The angel Gabriel appeared to him in a vision and foretold that his Elizabeth, his wife, would bear son who would go before Israel's Messiah. The angel told Zechariah that he, John, had questioned this prophecy due to his wife’s advanced age. Gabriel told Zechariah that he would not be able to speak until after the birth, because of his disbelief.
Eight days after the birth, just before John was to be circumcised, Zechariah wrote "His name will be John" for all to see, and immediately his tongue was loosed and from within the depthes of his being came forth a marvellous prophetic song.
This prophecy-in-song contains two parts. The first, a song of thanksgiving for the realization of Messianic hope. The second, an address to his newborn son John:
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David
(as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us-
to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace."
We find in Luke 2:29-32 the song of praise from Simeon, who is described as a “righteous and devout” Jew who had been praying and waiting for the Messiah.
Joseph and Mary took the baby Yeshua/Jesus to the temple to be consecrated, Simeon, whom the Holy Spirit had promised would not die until he had seen Christ, found Jesus in the temple courts, took him in his arms, and praised God:
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you now dismiss your servant in peace.
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”