Faylene and I sing before the Lord on a regular basis. It does not just happen when we feel good. Sometimes we feel lousy, or nothing, or discouraged. I learned a long time ago that playing and singing to the One who made me could not be dependent on the “right” atmosphere or circumstance. I have had periods of time where daily worship was a sacrifice of praise. Most times, however, I find that it lifts my spirit as I address Him in song.
When the Lord thrust Faylene and me together almost four years ago, some of the days were overwhelming. We would stop, talk, and usually spend some time in worship. God has done so much for His children that worship is a natural response, but it is born out of faith and independent of circumstance. Furthermore, the songs we know are mostly Scripture songs or based on Scripture. Some are new but most are decades old. We don’t stop singing them.
Like the Psalms, the songs and melodies are vastly different. Some are marching or cadence songs, some are rounds, some are soft like lullabies, some are love songs, some have fighting words. Some are prayers set to music. Some are declarations of praise. Most of them have very limited rhyme.
The heart of a person who knows Him is meant to have heart melodies. This life is brief. It is best to worship Him while we have breath.
1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
Psalm 104:33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.