Tip of the Day, November 25
November 25 – Psalms 95:1-3; “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”
During this time of year it is easy to remember what all we have to be thankful for; but have we thought enough for thanking God that He is our God, our only salvation? Today’s lesson for your Mormon friend is to ask them why they sing hail to a man…
“Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah! Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation, Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven! Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again.” Hymns, Praise to the Man, no. 27.
I had a blog conversation awhile back with a member named Brian. He said he was in a “praise and worship” band, which I found surprising since the only musical instruments I ever heard played during sacrament meeting were an organ, piano, or harp. He explained that the band doesn’t play during church service because singing in church is supposed to be reverent.
I love the Psalm that you quoted because we should make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
“Shout to the Lord! All the earth let us sing,
Glory and honor and praise to the King!
I love worshipping the Lord with a joyful noise!!!