Make A Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 2] Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.” Psalms 66:1-2

Confirmed by many, I am definitely not blessed with the ability to sing. Listening to the church choir, special music before the sermon, and visiting gospel groups, I sit enthralled with the beauty and talent of praising God in song. Secretly I wish I had a musical gift to glorify my Savior.

Yesterday morning, I attended a singing ministry from church at the adult daycare. I go to clap, smile, and share hugs. Occasionally, two gentlemen try to participate with backup harmonicas. Each man has his own melody and beat…dueling mouth harps, throwing the male soloist off.

A young man with a brain injury sat next to me. His sweet spirit and obvious pleasure were infectious. His affected speech was difficult to understand except for his gentle pleading of “Sing, sing!” Caught up in the music, he decided to sing. Opening his mouth, he let out a long and loud wail, several times, reminding me of my dad’s howling hunting beagles.

Listening to the struggling soloist, the inharmonious harmonicas, and my wailer, “Make a joyful noise,” came to mind. Smiling with amusement and gratitude, I sang with them. As our singing reached Heaven’s gates, I believe the angels harmonized to the sweet sincere worship of our “make a joyful noise.” Glorious praise.


~ by Debbie Richardson on September 24, 2009.

2 Responses to “Make A Joyful Noise”

  1. I am blessed by this blog. I received a link to it from a google alert for joyful. Thank you for sharing this. God is good and He Himself inhabits the praises of His people.
    I would like to offer you a scripture photo print from my website. If you will, please go to and pick out a print, then e-mail me and I’ll send it to you.
    Thanks again for the blessing of this blog.

    • Hi Joy,

      So sorry for the long delay. I am still trying to gifure wordpress out. I like the Joy to the Lord sun on the water from Psalms. Thank you so much. Your work is beautiful! đŸ˜‰ A button is a challenge for me!


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