“Sing to the King” – Musical Musings in March (Sabbatical Post)


“Sing to the King” is another catchy tune that I find myself singing quite often. Again, the message is capturing! I love being reminded that I belong to Jesus.


peaceIn a world where I have a great chance of being distracted, this simple reminder brings me back to where I need to be. Singing to Jesus and declaring His Kingdom to others.


We find in Scripture that we are to sing praises to God for all that He’s done. King David was especially fluent in this area. Here are a few of his reminders to sing praises to God.


“I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.” (Psalm 7:17 – NIV)


“I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.” (Psalm 13:6 – NIV)


“Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.” (Psalm 21:13 – NIV)


“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy.” (Psalm 33:1-3 – NIV)


“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.” (Psalm 47:6-7 – NIV)


“I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.” (Psalm 59:16-17 – NIV)


“My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.” (Psalm 108:1 – NIV)


King David brought other elements into praising God, such as instruments and dancing. We read about such worship in Psalm 150.


Music and singing is part of our worship to God, but it certainly isn’t all that is involved in worship. I also find that this worship song leads us to understand that we are to be preparing ourselves for Christ’s return.


In a recent blog post, I provided Scripture that teaches us how we are to live so that we are ready for that day. If you missed them, I’ll share them again. Galatians 5:16-26, Ephesians 4:17-5:21, Philippians 2:1-18, and Colossians 3:1-25.


And the last portion of this song that makes my heart sing is the line that says, “Satan is vanquished and Jesus is King.” Oh how I look forward to that day. The day when the evil one is no longer a threat to those I love and to me. That day when I know true victory in Jesus. On that day, all who have sung the song of the redeemed will be singing together in triumph. Yep. I can’t wait.


So I share “Sing to the King” with you today. Embrace the joy that accompanies knowing Jesus and sing to your King!


Sing to the King Who is coming to reign
Glory to Jesus, the Lamb that was slain
Life and salvation His empire shall bring
And joy to the nations when Jesus is King

Come, let us sing a song
A song declaring that we belong to Jesus
He is all we need
Lift up a heart of praise
Sing now with voices raised to Jesus
Sing to the King

For His returning we watch and we pray
We will be ready the dawn of that day
We’ll join in singing with all the redeemed
‘Cause Satan is vanquished and my Jesus is King[i]


For a quick “pick-me-up,” why not listen? Click here!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] Words and Music by Billy James Foote, First verse and theme of song come from “Sing We the King” written by Charles Silvester Horne, 1910

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