Why Sing the Psalms in Worship? 10 Reasons

I would like to begin a new series on why we should sing the Psalms in worship.  To give you a preview of where I am headed, here are 10 reasons why I believe it is vital to the Christian life that we sing the Psalms in worship:

Why Sing the Psalms in Worship?

  1. They are inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).
  2. It is an excellent way of hiding God’s word in your heart and letting the word of God dwell in you richly (Ps. 119:11; Col. 3:16).
  3. The Psalms present the Biblical pattern for properly balancing the objective and the subjective aspects of the Christian life.
  4. The Psalms give us a comprehensive presentation of Christian emotion.
  5. The Psalms give us hope by anticipating the return of Christ and the age to come.
  6. The Psalms are a great way to express our unity with God’s people from thousands of years ago.
  7. The wisdom of church history.
  8. The Psalms will help you understand the New Testament better.
  9. The Psalms are Christ-centered (Luke 24:27, 44).
  10. You will come to know the heart and mind of Christ better (e.g. Matt. 27:46; cf. Ps. 22).

Some of these reasons overlap, but I think these are well worth considering separately.  I am looking forward to the discussion.

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15 thoughts on “Why Sing the Psalms in Worship? 10 Reasons

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  3. Brian, I’m a fellow Canuck living in Oz – followed Nathan to this blog.

    I, too, am looking forward to reading the rest of your posts on this subject. For me, this is very timely as I’m currently reading a book entitled, “Worship is a Bowl of Noodles” by Australian author, Dennis Prince.

    Thanks, Mate!

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  6. we sing the psalms for those reasons at home….My children love them and they are indeed having God’s word hidden in their hearts.

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