Sing a new song

2nd Church, Berkeley, readings, 3/9/16
SH Ps. 98:1 (to 1st ;), 4, 5
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; 4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. 5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
SH Ps. 19:1-4 (to 1st .)
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
SH Eph. 5:18 2nd be, 19
18 …be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
SH Ps. 24:1, 7
1 The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
SH Ps. 37:1, 3-7 (to 1st :)
1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:
SH Ps. 28:7
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
SH James 5:13-16
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
SH Ps. 42:7, 8
7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
SH Matt. 21:12 1st Jesus, 13 (to 1st ;), 15, 16
12 …Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
SH Col. 3:16
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
SH 234:4-8
Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love – be
it song, sermon, or Science – blesses the human family
with crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table
feeding the hungry and giving living waters to
the thirsty.

SH 304:22-26, 30-4
The science of music governs tones. If mortals caught
harmony through material sense, they would lose har-
mony, if time or accident robbed them of material sense.
To be master of chords and discords, the science of
music must be understood.
So man, not understanding the Sci-
ence of being, – thrusting aside his divine Principle as
incomprehensible, – is abandoned to conjectures, left in
the hands of ignorance, placed at the disposal of illusions,
subjected to material sense which is discord. A discon-
tented, discordant mortal is no more a man than discord
is music.
SH 81:20-25
Erase the figures which express number, silence
the tones of music, give to the worms the body
called man, and yet the producing, governing, divine
Principle lives on, – in the case of man as truly as in
the case of numbers and of music, – despite the so-called
laws of matter, which define man as mortal.
SH 195:15-22
Whatever furnishes the semblance of an idea governed
by its Principle, furnishes food for thought. Through as-
tronomy, natural history, chemistry, music, mathematics,
thought passes naturally from effect back to cause.
Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observa-
tion, invention, study, and original thought are expansive
and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of it-
self, out of all that is mortal.
SH 213:24-3
tal melodies and strains of sweetest music supersede con-
scious sound. Music is the rhythm of head and heart.
Mortal mind is the harp of many strings, discoursing
either discord or harmony according as the hand, which
sweeps over it, is human or divine.
Before human knowledge dipped to its depths into a
false sense of things, – into belief in material origins
which discard the one Mind and true source of being, –
it is possible that the impressions from Truth were as
distinct as sound, and that they came as sound to the
primitive prophets.
SH 255:1-6
ETERNAL Truth is changing the universe. As mor-
tals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought
expands into expression. “Let there be light,”
is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love,
changing chaos into order and discord into the
music of the spheres.
SH 276:12-16
The realization that all inharmony is unreal brings
objects and thoughts into human view in their true light,
and presents them as beautiful and immortal. Harmony
in man is as real and immortal as in music. Discord is
unreal and mortal.
SH 199:32-4
When Homer sang of the Grecian gods, Olympus was
dark, but through his verse the gods became alive in a
nation’s belief. Pagan worship began with muscularity,
but the law of Sinai lifted thought into the
song of David.
SH 568:26-30
conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter
than has ever before reached high heaven,
now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ;
for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her
primal and everlasting strain.

Ps. 98:1 (to ;), 4, 5
Ps. 19:1-4 (to 1st .)
Eph. 5:18 2nd be, 19
Ps. 24:1, 7
Ps. 37:1, 3-7 (to :)
Ps. 28:7
James 5:13-16
Ps. 42:7, 8
Matt. 21:12 Jesus, 13 (to ;), 15, 16
Col. 3:16
SH 234:4-8
SH viii:4-8
SH 304:22-26, 30-4
SH 81:20-25
SH 195:15-22
SH 213:24-3
SH 255:1-6
SH 276:12-16
SH 199:32-4
SH 568:26-30

12 High to heaven let song be soaring
459 To God compose a song of joy
441 Praise God in His holy place (Halle, halle, hallelujah)

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