sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
Singing can bring joy to your soul
A short story of my experience singing:
I was only in 4th grade and tried out to sing at a program at school. I was so excited and filled with joy. After I sung, the teacher told me I couldn't sing and I shouldn't try out again. I walked home crying that day. I asked my mom why she didn't tell me I couldn't sing. She told me because I think you sing good. As a kid, I didn't understand and it silenced my voice that day to sing. I didn't want anyone to ever tell me I could not sing again.
Fast forward to my adulthood. I learned to continue to sing but not loud. Even at church, I find myself singing low. But in my car, I sing loud and rejoice. In my home, I sing loud and rejoice. I find that music brings joy to my soul and I love it. A since of freedom and praise unto God. I love Motown Music, Beach Boys, worship music and the list goes on. Purpose to sing my friends and allow joy to come into your life too.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.