Finding the Perfect Song

Featuring John Chisum Posted on October 2, 2008

Have you ever wished you could find THE song that would make everyone sing along? If you're like me, you've actually thought that you had found it a time or two in songs like, "SHOUT TO THE LORD", or "HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD". Then one day a well-meaning soul in your church comes up after service and asks, "Do we HAVE to sing that song again?" One person actually told me once that they would scream if they had to sing a certain song again. So is there a perfect song out there to be had? The song to end all songs? The answer is YES.

Revelation 5 gives us a glimpse into the worship of heaven. Great beasts, elders, angels, and the throne of God gather up in an apocalyptic explosion of worship! We get to see the hosts of heaven and the redeemed saints surrounded the eternal throne of Almighty God and sing a song in three stanzas - we actually KNOW the lyrics to this perfect song!
Revelation 5

6Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits[a] of God sent out into all the earth. 7He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9And they sang a new song:

   "You are worthy to take the scroll
      and to open its seals,
   because you were slain,
      and with your blood you purchased men for God
      from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
      and they will reign on the earth."

 11Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12In a loud voice they sang:
   "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
   to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
   and honor and glory and praise!"

 13Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
   "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
   be praise and honor and glory and power,
         for ever and ever!
" 14The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

The melodies of heaven will be very different from our own. The music will be beyond anything we've ever experienced here on earth but I am convinced that we have tasted it many times here already even if we aren't aware of it. I think there will be something familiar in it because it will flow from the Spirit of God in, around, and through us. Ephesians 1 says that we have the seal of the Spirit now. I believe the song of heaven, that perfect song, will be more natural than breathing. We will inhale and exhale the very worship of God.

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