Feel No Shame

Psalm 96 1 & 2: O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

Psalm 35:28: And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

This poem was based on these verses, and my reaction to them. πŸ™‚


Feel No Shame

I want to sing you praise,
I wish to worship You jovially
For all the rest of my days,
But I’m terribly off-key…

Perhaps I could instead play
Some music on a keyboard;
If only I knew of a way
To hit all of the right chords…

I hope You can look beyond my
Tone deafness as I sing, and see
The love I vocalize – or at least, I try
To carry a tune for Thee.

So instead, I’ll write You an ode
For someone else to vocalize, to spare
You hearing my voice like a toad,
Wafting to Heaven, way up there

Like a terrible aroma of sound.
I know, maybe I have got to
Stop, and hold my ground;
But then I read that I ought to

Praise Your name all day long.
Play an enthusiastic melody,
And fill the air with a vibrant song
To bring You, my Lord, glory


Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. (Psalm 100 1 & 2) Nowhere does it say that I should only sing praises to God if I am on key. So even if I am not good at it, the Bible says do it, and that is enough for me! β™ͺ β™«


12 thoughts on “Feel No Shame

  1. I agree. When I meet with a college group at my church, we usually sing some worship songs. We usually sound pretty horrible (most of us can’t sing well), but we’re not singing for God’s pleasure so its OK. It doesn’t matter what others thinks since we’re not singing for them and or trying to sound good for them.

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  2. You are absolutely right, Grace. Any song from a sincere heart is a joyful noise unto the Lord. Amen and again, Amen! Sing your little heart out…


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