Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms .(Psalm 95:2)
When Jesus was with his disciples, it is recorded that after the Lord's supper or the Last Supper, they sung a hymn. The next events that took place were praying to his heavenly father to take this cup away and the sweating of his precious blood. How Jesus must have felt at the moment the Last Supper was over; knowing full well the events that were to take place. Was it an odd thing that they would all sing a hymn? Can you imagine what the words of that hymn were. I'm sure Jesus expressed his confidence in God, as well as his willingness to continue in service and love; glorifying God's name. Jesus also must have expressed his dependency on his heavenly father.
Beloved, not so different are the hymns we will sing here today. As we let up praise to Jesus, not only do we express honour, glory and praise; but our complete confidence in our Lord, Saviour and King. Almighty God loves to hear your voice praising Jesus: so much so that even for those who feel their voices are not of an acceptable quality; God said, "make a joyful noise."