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Revelation Praise Song
(Revelation 5.9)
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"And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.'" (Revelation 5.9)✞

From Every Tribe

Blue painting of singers with a new songOne of the great things about the Book of Revelation is that it is the book of new things. There is the "new name" in Revelation 2.17, the "new Jerusalem" in Revelation 3.12 and the "new Revelation praise song" in Revelation 5.9. The "new heavens and the new earth" appeared in Revelation 21.1, and there was the great promise that "God makes all things new" in Revelation 21.5. The Revelation praise song that the four living creatures and the elders sang was also "a new song."

New Song

Praise LettersThe phrase, a new song, was very common in the Psalms where it was an outburst of praise for the mercies of God. "Sing to him 'a new song'" said Psalm 33.3. "O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done marvelous things" we heard called out in Psalm 98.1. Psalm 144.9 added, "I will sing a new song to thee, O God" and Psalm 149.1 urged "Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful."

With Your Blood

Praise the Lord PeopleThe nearest parallel to the Revelation praise song in the Old Testament came from Isaiah 42.9 where God declared new things and the prophet called upon humans to sing to the Lord "a new song." Let us consider carefully this new Revelation song, "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons 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." This new song is all about Jesus. Jesus himself deserves a new song of praise for all he has achieved as Savior!

"Revelation Praise Songs"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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