Declare his glory among the nations. (Ps. 96:3)

HEARTS THAT SING are warm hearts. Singing involves letting go of pain and stress, and it allows us to feel peaceful and joyful. Melodies flow like a healing river through the parched canyons of our hearts.

As we allow our hearts and minds to obey the psalmist’s command to sing (Ps. 96:1–2), a sense of glory and peace settles within us. Further, when we sing about the Lord, our hearts become so proud of Jesus that we automatically desire to declare our love for Him and to tell others what He has done.

Psalm 19 reveals that hearts that look upward find glory and a heavenly art show that produces melodies of awe and gratitude.

What a joy it is to have the privilege to “sing to the Lord a new song!” (Ps. 96:1). No matter how poor our vocal ability is, a new song rises from our heart as a personal love song. A new song praises the Lamb of God for His care and guidance. A new song’s melody contains soaring notes because eternity is both broad and long.

When we celebrate our Lord’s glory by singing new songs daily, we allow the Holy Spirit’s healing notes to flow through us. Singing can cure a multitude of ailments.

Sing a new song to the Lord today.

Bob Segress has served as a pastor, licensed psychologist, college educator, and prison minister. He currently lives in Surprise, Arizona.