While listening to Tim Laniak’s lecture about Psalms, he played an old audio clip that was a Ugaritic hymn. The hymn was found years ago. The song had enough information included with it (i.e. lyrics and notes) that someone was able to create her interpretation of how it would have sounded.
Now, to be clear, the Ugarites did not worship God so this hymn was not about Yahweh. However, as I listen to it I hear a worship song that is contemporary to what David probably heard and sang. Through that, I get a possible glimpse into how some of the Psalms might have sounded as David and the others wrote them to worship the Lord our God. How cool is that?
For a while, I thought I might share some songs that are playing in my iPod.
This week’s selection is one that I heard during worship over the weekend. I have to admit that the worship song was much better live… but if I turn up the volume high enough I feel like I am back with the band and my friends all singing together again.
Shout Unto God
This one is by Michael W. Smith, but there is a Hillsong version available also.