From early days Psalms put to music has been an important part of worship. David used this method to express praise, prayer and worship. It is the best loved book in the Old Testament and the National Hymn Book of Israel. It was the springboard for the worship music we have today. “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 29:2).
The Book of Psalms was the greatest influence in turning men’s lives around, giving expression to their experiences and wove itself into their character.
Our worship music found on many playlists is no different with the exception of the “worship band” or “praise team” it may be led by. Today we don’t read a song, we hear it on cell phones, media players, tablets, computers and even radios (for the old folks!). The music still conveys our love for and acknowledges Him as our Savior. Each song has significance because of its influence and effect in our lives.
Whenever we listen to our playlist, we feel close to God. Frequently, these songs uplift us in times of sadness, sorrow, desperation, misery, grief, difficulty or adversity, giving us comfort. At other times, songs are just filled with praise and worship that we can sing along with. “Oh come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation” (Psalm 25:1).