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Psalm 98 ESV

Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.

The Lord has made known his salvation;

    he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.
 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the sound of melody!
 With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    the world and those who dwell in it!
 Let the rivers clap their hands;
    let the hills sing for joy together
 before the Lord, for he comes
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.

As I read the first verse about singing a new song I wondered what it meant, does it just mean to sing a new song that you haven't heard before or does it mean more? To me it speaks of letting go of/forgetting negative thoughts/deeds from the past and starting fresh, being joyful and praising Him for all the marvelous things He has done for me.
That is my new song that I am singing to the Lord.


  1. Yes, I agree...this is just lovely...

  2. A new song might be one carried in a repentant heart after baptism or after taking the sacrament or after prayer and sincere repentance. The Lord always wants us to strive to be perfect in as many ways as we can manage. He wants us to see life as our greatest opportunity to test all that he has promised and to follow every path he took.


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