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Sing to the LORD, Sing His Praise

Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

We celebrate with joy that Christ has come to rescue us from sin and evil through the work of his son, Jesus Christ. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 35 identifies the church as “the fellowship of those who confess Jesus as Lord…the bride of Christ…”
 
Belgic Confession, Article 21 professes how Jesus Christ is a high priest forever and provided for the cleansing of our sins; Article 10 proclaims him as the “true eternal God, the Almighty, whom we invoke, worship and serve.” Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Question and Answer 2 calls us to “live and die in the joy of this comfort” and “to thank God for such deliverance.”
 
In a world with many threats and enemies, we find hope and security in his fatherly care. Both Belgic Confession and Heidelberg Catechism put significant focus on the Providence of God and the care God provides for us. Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9, Question and Answer 26 professes that he “will provide whatever I need for body and soul” and that we are “completely in his hand.” In Belgic Confession, Article 13 professes that he “watches over us with fatherly care.”

Additional Prayers

Great and wondrous God, your love and your mercy are new every morning.
Do not let your people be content with the repetition of threadbare praise.
Inspire us to join with all of your creation in fresh songs of hope and blessing
offered to you each new day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tune Information

Name
WESLEY
Key
G Major or modal
Meter
11.10.11.9

Hymn Story/Background

— Bert Polman

Author Information

— Bert Polman and Jack Reiffer

Composer Information

— Bert Polman