At Providence, we strive to worship in a biblical manner, in a way the Lord directs. We try to do this with the music we select. And He has given us direction to use music not only to praise Him, but as didactic tools – teaching tools. We are to teach and admonish one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord (Col 3:16).
Our sister church, Central Valley Presbyterian in Ceres, California adopts a similar position on worship. One of my fellow elders sent me a link to this new song, yet old psalm, that they are using in worship – Psalm 62. I pray this psalm blesses you.
1 Truly my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will you attack a man?
You shall be slain, all of you,
Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.
4 They only consult to cast him down from his high position;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth,
But they curse inwardly. Selah
5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9 Surely men of low degree are a vapor,
Men of high degree are a lie;
If they are weighed on the scales,
They are altogether lighter than vapor.
10 Do not trust in oppression,
Nor vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase,
Do not set your heart on them.
11 God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.
12 Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
For You render to each one according to his work.