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)
French Canadian music is derived from music that was brought by the early French settlers to what is now Quebec and other areas throughout Canada. French settlers in New France established their musical forms in the nascent colonies of Canada (New France) and Acadia before the British conquest, completed in 1759. Already diverging from the music of France, Canadian and Acadian music were becoming distinct from each other, reinforced by the different experiences of the regions under British rule.
I’m always amazed at those who have the gift of song writing. I’ve heard some of them interviewed and often the music just floats into their head and they simply write it down. Few have that gift but those who do are a blessing to others. We don’t know the original music that went with each of the Psalms, but King David was both a poet and songwriter. It was out of that gift that he wrote, in Psalm 40:3: “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.” On the surface it might seem that David is speaking about being a songwriter, but there is so much more. David here is speaking of the joy that the Lord gives to those who love him and walk with him. You may not be a songwriter like David, but if you know Jesus, you understand the song that God has put in your heart. It is the song of the redeemed, the song that only those who have had their sins forgiven and wiped away can understand. Has the Lord put a new song in your heart?
These have been words from the heart.