We Will Sing a New Song Today!
In this responsive reading, emphasize the phrase “new song” in each passage. Also, consider letting your musicians who play stringed instruments respond as indicated for the Ps 144:9 passage.
Leader: Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. – Psalm 33:3
Congr: He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. – Psalm 40:3
Leader: Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. – Psalm 96:1
Congr: 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. – Psalm 98:1
Musician(s) who play the strings in worship: I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you, – Psalm 144:9
Leader: Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints. – Psalm 149:1
Congr: Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. – Isaiah 42:10
Leader: And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. – Revelation 5:9
Congr: And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. – Revelation 14:3a
Follow this up with a new song for your congregation; whether it’s a hymn you’ve never used before, a contemporary song, or for us WELS people – something from our new hymnal supplement.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society