A Witness Between Us

Sing to the Lord; let’s make up a new song.
Sing to the Lord; let’s make up a new song.
Sing to the Lord; let’s make up a new song
As a witness between us that He is our God.

Sing of His love and sing of His goodness. . .
As a witness between us that He is our God.

Sing of His mercy and His forgiveness. . .
As a witness between us that He is our God.

Sing a new song to the Lord;
Sing of His infinite greatness.

Sing of His power and sing of His presence. . .
As a witness between us that He is our God.

Sing of his truth and sing of His wisdom. . .
As a witness between us that He is our God.

Sing a new song to the Lord;
Sing of His infinite greatness.

Sing to the Lord; let’s make up a new song. . .
As a witness between us that He is our God.

About This Song:

What Christians sing is a witness to others of what they believe. And sometimes that involves the creation of a new song. To be God-honoring, it doesn’t need to have professional potential or adhere to the rules of good musical composition. It just needs to be sincere–from the heart.

I made this song repetitious on purpose–to enable people to sing along with it more easily.

The basic idea comes from Psalm 98:1. . .
Sing to God a brand-new song.
He’s made a world of wonders!
He rolled up his sleeves,

He set things right.
(MSG)

and Joshua 22:34. . .
Reuben and Gad named the altar:
A Witness Between Us.
God Alone Is God.
(MSG)

The rest of the lyrics come from various Psalms and name many of God’s attributes. If you can think of any  I should consider adding–at least as optional stanzas–please Contact Me and let me know.

This song seemed complete for a number of years. But then a new idea came to mind and I  needed to add something. The little bridge that’s in italics: “Sing a new song to the Lord; Sing of His infinite greatness.”

Finally this song had something to break the potential tedium of the repetitious stanzas. I don’t know about other people, but I enjoy singing this song more with the addition of the bridge, even though–unlike a refrain–it only appears twice in the song.

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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