Great New Church Document: Sing to the
The United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops issued a new document on November 14, 2007 regarding the use of
music in divine worship. It is a very well written document that
contains thoughtful insights/instructions for religious, lay, liturgical
ministers and the congregation.
read 'Sing to the Lord' online
I Chronicles 15:15-16
The Levites bore the ark of God on their
shoulders with poles, as Moses had ordained according to the world of
the Lord. David commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their
brethren as chanters, to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and
cymbals, to make a loud sound of rejoicing.
Sing to God a new song, skillfully play
with joyful chant.
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the
Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; announce his
salvation day after day.
A psalm of thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to
the Lord, all you lands; worship the Lord with cries of gladness; come
before him with joyful song.
I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will
sing praise to my God while I live.
Sing praise to the Lord for his glorious
achievement; let this be known throughout all the earth.
"I tell you, from now on I shall not drink
this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the
kingdom of my Father." Then after singing a hymn, they went out to the
Mount of Olives.
About midnight, while Paul and Silas were
praying and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened, there was
suddenly such a severe earthquake that the foundations of the jail
shook; all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose.
I Corinthians 14:15
So what is to be done? I will pray with the
spirit, but I will also pray with the mind. I will sing praise with the
spirit, but I will also sing praise with the mind.
And do not get drunk on wine, in which lies
debauchery, but be filled with the Holy Spirit, addressing one another
in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the
Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always and for everything in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.
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