Isaiah 12:2-6 (NRSV)
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
And you will say in that day: Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known his deeds among the nations; proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth. Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Sing praises to the Lord:
“Good Christian friends rejoice,
with heart and soul and voice …”
“O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord …”
“Gloria in excelsis Deo …”
“Noel, noel, born is the King of Israel …”
“Joy to the world the Lord is come …”
“Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born…”
Praise Him! Sing it loud! It won’t hurt anybody if you enjoy singing the songs of Christmas praise in fact, it may bless someone!
Lord: I’ve gotta sing when Your Spirit says “sing”, and your music is all around me.
Help me to sing it joyfully! Amen.