In today’s passage, we’re going to look at less than fifty words. It’s three verses from Psalm 47. Just a very short passage and yet five of the words are the same. That word is sing. Five times the psalmist encourages us to sing, sing praises. Let’s look at these three verses. “God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.” Psalm 47:5-7
So, what can we glean from this?
First, it says that God has ascended. He rules and reigns from on high. It’s a realm that is different from anything we know. It’s above not only our world, it’s above the entire universe.
He ascended amid shouts of joy and the sounding of trumpets. There is great fanfare and rejoicing in heaven. That is amazing.
And then five times we are admonished to sing. We can speak praises, but we can also sing them. We don’t need to be able to carry a tune. We don’t need to be able to impress with our voices. We merely need to carry the songs of our hearts to our Lord. It says we can sing the Psalms. Today I am going to sing this one.
Why don’t you join me?
Mighty God, King of the Universe, I sing praises to You. You have ascended amid shouts of joy, amid the sounding of trumpets. I sing praises to You, God, I sing praises; I sing praises to You, our King, I sing praises. For You are the King of all the earth; I sing to You a psalm of praise.