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June 23, 2017

“Come into God’s presence,” Psalm 100:2b invites us.

We’re already there, aren’t we?

Like, right now and always?

Yup.

This warm invite awakens us to the reality that we’re welcomed up close and personal.

Whoa.

How do we do this?

“Come into God’s presence with singing,” says that verse.

Singing.

My denominational heritage includes us being accused in the early days of being too enthusiastic and of singing too much too loudly.

Have we forgotten something along the way?

See you back here tomorrow with a balance to this Psalm’s call to crank it up.

And if you’re not sure what I mean by that, scroll down a couple of days here to Psalm 100:1.

But be back here tomorrow, okay? Okay.

 

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  1. In the front of the hymnal, or so it was when I was in choir under the tutelage of the late Dr. Leonard Van Camp, there is a page of John Wesley’s rules for singing. I believe the first one says something about volume. When we would come to the first choir practice and our summer’s nap, Dr. Van Camp would instruct us to turn to this page and he read them, much as he thought Wesley were instructing us. I can’t recite them, but I do remember that is why the #1 song in the Methodist Hymnal is “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” written by Wesley himself! I do love that hymn!

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