When you think about writing songs that will please God, remember Ephesians 5:19,20 which exhorts us to:
“Speak to ourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
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Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
When our songs are full of praise to God it reflects your appreciation for who He is. When written with a thankful heart it reflects a knowledge of what God did for you in Jesus Christ.
David is a great example of writing with a thankful heart. He was not only a skilled musician, an inventor of musical instruments and a singer and performer of music, but a writer of music as well. 2 Samuel 23:1 calls him “the sweet psalmist of Israel”.
Some 73 of the Psalms in the Bible are recorded as David’s. There are 55 Psalms that bare the caption “to the Chief Musician”, which indicates that they formed an official collection of songs entrusted to the preeminent choir master for public worship in the temple. There is no doubt that these songs inspired David to dance and sing praises to the God he loved so dearly 1 Chronicles 15:28,29.
A song we have written and recorded that expresses our heart of thankfulness is: “God is Gracious”. I wrote the lyrics to this song as I was sitting at my patio recalling some specially sweet times with family and friends and it just made me so thankful that I know my God, and He knows me, and my hearts desires. The previous days events literally felt like a gift He gave, just to bless my heart. And the day I wrote this song was a particularly joyful day, and as I was talking with the Lord it turned into song and the Words began to flow. Like we said earlier, it pays to be ready to write when the words are there! We have received so many wonderfully incredible comments about this song when we perform it and people listen to it on our cd and the words were even utilized in a teaching before a large gathering of believers at a convention! God sure blesses us back for our hearts of giving and serving in this way, to magnify Him!
God bless you and happy writing,
Charlie and Rita Smith