New Worship Songs?

Why do we sing new songs? At Trinity, we are constantly learning new worship songs. As a worship band, its helps us work on our craft and keep up with the current worship environment and contemporary pulse. As a church, it breathes new life into our time of praise and helps us be mindful of the words we are singing. In Psalm 40, we find David waiting patiently for the Lord. The Scriptures tell us He (the Lord) turned to him (David) and heard his cry. After David’s deliverance (v.2) we see that God put a new song into his mouth—a hymn of praise to our God. What a journey and what inspiration! This shows us that new worship songs and prayers can be signs of deliverance from God! This gives us a chance to reflect and praise God for what he has done in our life.  So next time we set out to sing something new, think about what you are singing and reflect on where you are at in your walk with Christ. Write these songs upon your heart and sing forth with boldness and praise! What are your thoughts? How do you feel about learning new worship songs?

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About Chase Smith

I am the Student Ministries and Worship Arts Pastor at Trinity Wesleyan Church. I have the best job in the world with help from the best wife in the world serving the best students in the world all praising the best God in the world.

Posted on February 29, 2012, in Leadership, Ministry and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Brandon Brinkman

    Yo Chase! Great post. I am part of the Worship Arts Ministry at Grove City Nazarene, and I know first hand what it’s like to keep things fresh and new in our worship services. We always enjoy doing new things. We’ll pull something we’ve heard off the radio and do it the next Sunday or we’ll get some new music from some other churches. Before I joined the WAM though, the new songs we would do would be so new that we’d never have any time to learn them as a congregation. There was no sing along for me because a lot of the time it was the first time I had ever heard the song. The choir / music team has the luxury of practicing the song a bit beforehand.

    I say definitely bring in new music to the church. But sing/play it enough to where the congregation can really soak in the words and sing them with heartfelt devotion because they’ve had time to process the meaning. Worship should never be a spectator sport in the church, but if people don’t know the songs, it easily becomes that.

  2. Great to hear from you Brandon! Yes you are correct, there is an art to introducing new songs in corporate worship. As worship leaders, we have to be mindful of exactly what you mentioned. The last thing we cant to create is a spectator sport. Worship should be an experience.

    We try to learn 2 to 3 new songs every quarter (4 months).

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