Posted by: peebles | July 28, 2011

Psalm 40:3 (NIV) ~ He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

‘Under a Blood Red Sky’ is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released in 1983. Along with its companion concert film, Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, the release helped establish U2’s reputation as a remarkable live band. The members of the band are as follows: Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen, Jr.

This album, while controversial in many quarters, was liberating in many others with the raw quality of the music, yet while some lyrics are sung to make a point, the last song on this album is based on Psalm 40:1 to 3 (NIV), “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.”

The writer of Psalm 40 leads the reader by the hand to a place of security where they find liberation to express to the Lord, the Rock upon which they now stand, a new song, a hymn of praise to the Lord. Twenty five times in the Scriptures the Bible specifically says these words, “A new song.” It is amazing to note that from the very second we give our lives to Jesus Christ we have a new song to sing, “The song of the Redeemed.” Then when we enter glory we have a new song to sing.

A.T. Pieson once wrote;

With harps and vials there stand a great throng,

In the presence of Jesus, and sing this new song,

Unto Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin,

Unto Him be the glory forever amen.

My friend, it is time to sing our new song, full of joy in the Holy Spirit, with all that we can muster unto the Lord. Let us sing a new song unto the Lord, a hymn of praise to our God. When we climb those stairs of accent unto the house of the Lord to worship and praise Him, may our confession of faith be one of joy, hope and power in the Holy Spirit. We have been given a royal pardon; we have been blessed and set free by His time of Jubilee. Let us raise our voices and say, “I don’t know what you came to do, but I came to praise the Lord.” For as our text for today says in Psalm 40:3 (NIV), “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.”

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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