Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.
For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
(Psalm 100, NRSV)
This is a great passage of scripture because it takes away the excuses of those who say they can’t sing!
We are to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
It doesn’t say a beautiful, or pretty, or good sounding noise. It says a joyful noise.
As my pastor use to say, “If you sing well, sing loud because God likes to hear a beautiful sound. And if you don’t sing well, wing even louder, because really likes a joyful noise!”
So sing and be joyful, because God has given you love!