Here we have a different form of praise, a hymn. The psalm is written so perfectly in its structure and content that it displays the initial instruction that the singing and the musical instruments must be done well if it is to be appropriate for God. The Hebrew literally says, “make it good.” Here we can discuss their musical instruments, singing, and celebration — and most notably, the theological content of the praise. Our focus will be on excellence.
Fourth in a series of six lectures in which Dr. Ross addresses music, singing, liturgy, and worship as illustrated and revealed in the Psalms. Building on the foundation of a particular Psalm, further insight is gained from other passages in both the Old and New Testaments, culminating in the derivation of principles for practice in worship today.