Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Psalm 96:1-3 NIV
Michael Bublé was born in British Columbia, and from the earliest years, he wanted to be a singer. One of his earliest memories is, as a two-year old he heard Bing Crosby’s White Christmas album and immediately became enamored by jazz style. As he got older, his grandfather not only encouraged him in his singing, but paid for years of voice lessons. Bublé is a Grammy Award-winning star with big hits on the adult contemporary chart – a Canadian who is loved worldwide for his songs.
Music and the Christian faith have always gone together. Way back in Genesis 4:21 we are introduced to Jubal, “who was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.” From the earliest pages of the Bible, we learn that the Creator of the world placed music in the heart of men and women and then gave them the ability to create and perform melody. Some of the most beautiful music ever created has come from the heart and pen of men and women of God. The Bible tells us why that is so. In Psalm 96:1-3 we read, “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.” When Jesus becomes our Saviour, we want to sing. It is no coincidence that God has gifted some ofHhis sons and daughters with the gift of writing the songs that we all lift up to God in praise. I am grateful for songs old and new that praise His name and proclaim His salvation – that declare His glory.
These have been words from the heart.