Sing a new song

Sing a new song to him; play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.

Psalm 33:3

A new song is mentioned 9 times in the Bible.

It celebrates a new act of God's redemption. (VanGemeren)

The ever new freshness of praise to God. (Craigie)

Ps 33 is a song sung about a new world that God is creating, with justice, and by faithfulness. (Brueggemann)

Should our songs be new, expressive and appropriate to the new workings of God?

Should times of God's goodness bring forth new words and music?


New tunes are demanded, new melodies from renewed hearts.

New words for a new time and state of new mercy from God.

How strange a church where there are no new songs.