The Significance of Songs

Artwork for Songs for All Seasons from the Psalms

The Bible is chock full of songs. Songs of celebration and sorrow. Songs of magnificent victory and quiet reflection. Songs of thanksgiving, of praise, of dedication, as well as songs of disappointment and grief. Down through the centuries of the illustrious history of the Hebrews, songs were used to unify and rally those whose hearts overflowed with joy. The songs didn’t cease when Messiah came—in fact, they intensified! From His birth until His final hours, songs rang out. Just before Jesus and His disciples left the Upper Room, they sang a hymn (Matthew 26:30). We Christians continue the tradition and have done so for almost 20 centuries. This message will take a quick safari through Scripture, discovering just how significant songs have been throughout time.