Sing a "new song"???

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Croghanite

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Did Israel sing the inspired 150 Psalms exclusively in publick worship before Christs redemptive work?
If that is true, than wouldn't we have to conclude the "new song" references must be one of the Psalms?

Would someone, preferably an EP, help me understand this? Thanks.:up:
 

Romans922

Puritan Board Professor
Or is it possible that Israel sang more than what we find in the Psalter? Is it possible that the Church sang more than the Psalter?
 

Davidius

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Did Israel sing the inspired 150 Psalms exclusively in publick worship before Christs redemptive work?
If that is true, than wouldn't we have to conclude the "new song" references must be one of the Psalms?

Would someone, preferably an EP, help me understand this? Thanks.:up:

Yes, the passages that contain the phrases about a "new song" definitely must be understood in context. Since only David, Adaph, and the "Sons of Korah" were appointed by God to write worship songs, and since Israel only sang these Psalms in congregational worship, it does not make very much sense, on a couple different levels, to say that David was telling the people to compose their own songs to use, does it?
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
Since only David, Adaph, and the "Sons of Korah" were appointed by God to write worship songs, and since Israel only sang these Psalms in congregational worship...
I guess I'd better cut Psalm 90 out of my Bible, then, since Moses wrote it. Same with Psalms 72 and 127 (Solomon), Psalm 89 (Ethan the Ezrahite), and the myriad of psalms that are anonymous.

How do you know that Israel only sang them in congregational worship? Do you mean only when they went up to the Temple several times a year? Or do you include synagogue worship, also?
 

Davidius

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
I guess I'd better cut Psalm 90 out of my Bible, then, since Moses wrote it. Same with Psalms 72 and 127 (Solomon), Psalm 89 (Ethan the Ezrahite), and the myriad of psalms that are anonymous.
Forgive me for leaving a few psalms out. My point is that the Psalms were written by those who had prophetic status. They received divine revelation.

How do you know that Israel only sang them in congregational worship? Do you mean only when they went up to the Temple several times a year? Or do you include synagogue worship, also?
I just know that when specific songs are mentioned in congregational worship settings, it is the Psalms.
 

VirginiaHuguenot

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Joe -- There are two resources in particular that may be of interest to you in studying the issues of the history and development of psalmody in the Old Testament and "new songs."

1) There are several articles which flesh out the development and close of the Psalter canon found in John McNaugher, ed., The Psalms in Worship (available at http://www.swrb.com).

2) Michael Bushell, The Songs of Zion (available at Alibris), discusses the issue of "new songs."

Also see The Psalter in Redemptive History

EP and the early Church hyms of the NT scripture

"NEW" - is this always brand spankin' new or "renewed"?
 

jaybird0827

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Forgive me for leaving a few psalms out. My point is that the Psalms were written by those who had prophetic status. They received divine revelation.



I just know that when specific songs are mentioned in congregational worship settings, it is the Psalms.
Certainly they were part of Temple worship, and also they were sung in synagogue. ([KJV]I Cor 14:26[/KJV])
 

Croghanite

Puritan Board Sophomore
andrew,

very good resources. i especially enjoyed
EP and the early Church hyms of the NT scripture.
 
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