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Sing a New Song

“Sing unto the Lord a new song,” the Psalter enjoins us again and again. It is the Christ-hymn, new every morning, that the family fellowship strikes again and again. . . . It is the song that the “morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shout for joy” at the creation of the world (Job 38:7). It is the victory song of the children of Israel after passing through the Red Sea, the Magnificat of Mary after the annunciation, the song of Paul and Silas in the night of prison, the song of the singers on the sea of glass after their rescue, the “song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” (Rev. 15:3). It is the new song of heavenly fellowship.

—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen