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sing a new song!

man in praiseI’ve written a praise song!

Over the years, in actual fact, I haven’t written all that many songs of praise and adoration of God. Plenty of songs of thanksgiving about what God has done … but no so much in praise to God.  Sure, I have written the odd song over the years and I would like to think it’s been there in my music, but anyhow …

… last week as I was doing my weekly worship preparation, I began reflecting on Psalm 98 … one of the set readings for Sunday 10 November. I was taken (put it down to the Spirit) with some of the wonderful imagery in that Psalm; stuff about the rivers clapping their hands and the mountains shouting with joy.

I was also mindful that with Dale and me now back from long-service leave … and us moving on from Oxley in a matter of months, we are in an interesting ‘space’ in our lives.  We know in all sorts of ways that God has a chapter of our lives to shortly close, and a new chapter about to be revealed.  Time to sing a new song!

So, here is that new song. Quite some time since I last wrote a song … but that’s for another day.
Here it is. Enjoy … and praise be to God!

David

Sing_a_new_song_SCORE[C]
backing track in C

vocal demo in B flat

Sing a new song    

O sing to the Lord
a brand new song
Sing a new song, sing a new song
God will judge in fairness
the right from wrong
Sing a new song, sing a new song

Shout your praise to God
Sing out loud to God
Join your voices; one in praise
Mountains shout with joy
Rivers clap their hands
to the Lord of all our days

God’s love ever steadfast,
faithful, strong
Sing a new song, sing a new song
All the ends of the earth
join the chorus throng
Sing a new song, sing a new song

The Lord has made his salvation known
Sing a new song, sing a new song
God in Christ has claimed us
as his own
Sing a new song, sing a new song

David MacGregor
 © 2013 Willow Publishing, inspired by portions of Psalm 98

Write a new song

jeremiah-31_33bI don’t often preach from the Old Testament, but I feel led that way this Sunday.  Jeremiah 31 has always been inspiration to me.  It reminds me that God is God of relationship, and the covenant relationship God forms with God’s people is something so close that God says via Jeremiah:

I will write my laws on their hearts and minds.  I will be their God, and they will be my peopleJeremiah 31:33

I find myself amid this amazing creative burst of the Spirit – I can put it down to nothing else.  So, here is the embryo of words for a quite-reflective song for this coming Sunday – the final lyric and melody not quite there, but close I think.  Stay tuned.  My thought is to have a very low-key time this Sunday across all of our services for people to recommit, re-engage, rededicate themselve to God – to claim the new song God has written in Jesus – and claim it for their hearts and minds.  Interesting!  Here’s the initial lyric. Think – acoustic guitar & gentle piano. PIANO SCORE download

Write a new song

Write a new song
Write a new song
Write it deep in my heart
You are God, O
we’re your people
Write it deep in my heart
Write it deep in my heart

Etch it deeply
Etch it deeply
Etch it deep in my mind
You are God, O
we’re your people
Etch it deep in my mind
Etch it deep in my mind

Come forgive us
Come forgive us
Heal us whole, deep within
You are God, O
we’re your people
Heal us whole, deep within
Heal us whole, deep within

Write your new song
Etch it deeply
Come forgive us within
You are God, O
we’re your people
Come anew in my heart
Come anew in my heart

David MacGregor
© 2009  Willow Publishing   piano score


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