He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

Psalm 40:3 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

New Song

“Heave away, me jollies, heave away!” is a phrase that Canadian hockey fans couldn’t get enough of at the world junior hockey championship back in 2023 — a Celtic melody played each time Team Canada scored a goal. And for Billy Sutton, one of the members of St. John’s band The Fables, it’s a reminder of why their 25-year-old recording of the traditional sea shanty “Heave Away” has stood the test of time. According to the 50-year-old multi-instrumentalist “It’s the song that never dies.”

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Every now and then a new song grips your heart. It happened to me this past Christmas when I heard Matt West’s new song Because of Bethlehem, the song that was written for the movie of the same name. Every now and then in church we will be introduced to a new song, and it hits my heart. If you love music as I do, then you know the impact of a new song. King David was a song writer extraordinaire. He wrote many of the Psalms, the song book of the people of Israel. So, it isn’t surprising to know that he used a new song to describe all that the Lord had done for him. In Psalm 40:3 he wrote: “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.” When Jesus gets a hold of our lives, everything changes. As David says here, when the Lord transforms us, praise results. And it impacts those around us as they see the difference the Lord makes in our lives. Sing a new song to the Lord today – praise Him for what He has done.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley