Hardly day goes by that I don’t wake up with a song stuck in my mind. It could be anything from The Beatles to a southern gospel quartet song; from 70’s classic rock to a new pop song like Lady Gaga’s “Shallow”. It could be a country classic song “All My Exes Live in Texas” from George Strait to a contemporary Christian song like MercyMe’s “Even If” or “Flawless”. It could even be a big band tune because Robin and I like ballroom dancing and some of those songs are pretty good. It will NOT be classical music or opera and likely not jazz. Usually that song will be stuck in my head until I sit down and listen to it or sing along with the performing artist; sometimes that doesn’t work and the song is just stuck there for the whole day. Sometimes I learn a new song from a movie or just happen up on it on YouTube like The Booth Brothers’ “Through it All” and that one will often stay in my mind for days.
In Psalm 40 David said “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God” (vs 3). And in Revelation 5: 9 John said, “And 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. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
It is a picture of heavenly worship, a common theme throughout Revelation. Which reminds me of another song: “I can only imagine when all I ever do is forever, forever worship You.”