"Oh SING unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory." Psalm 98:1
When Martin Luther received discouraging news, he used to say to his friends, "Come, let us sing a psalm and spite the devil." While thus singing Jehovah's praise, it was difficult for Satan to discourage the mighty reformer.
That might be good advice for us as well. Congregational singing is an integral part of our public worship. Choirs, as well as other musical presentations, are fine, if they are used discreetly. But congregational singing unites our hearts in the praise of the Lord, and prepares us to receive the Word of God.
The subject of our songs is the marvellous work of our God. We sing of the majesty and love of God, the redemption and saving fulness of Christ, and the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. Let those who exalt man's will and works sing of man and what he has done. We will sing of our God! To the Triune God we give all honor and praise. His right hand of mercy and his holy arm of redemption have gotten him the victory. Come now, my friends, let us unite and sing unto the Lord.