Redemption Songs

The revelation of God in the book of Psalms is from a terrestrial vantage point.  The psalms in the book of Revelation are from the perspective of heaven or what has been called “the eternal now.”  It is imperative that the son or daughter of God appropriate and acclimate to both experiences.  Worship to the glory of God is the proper response of all created beings.  Humans, created in the image of God, have no stability in the conflict and the chaos of this world due to a feeble comprehension of the God who creates and redeems.

Many who are familiar with the psalms in the Old Testament have little awareness of the New Testament psalms found almost exclusively in the Bible’s final book.  These psalms are easy enough to identify, but with the help of Robert Coleman, author of several relevant books on discipleship, we will also have an adequate title for each of them.  Make an intentional effort to meditate and contemplate on every one of them.

  1. The Anthem of the Triune God-Revelation 4:8
  2. The Creation Hymn-Revelation 4:11
  3. The New Song of Redemption-Revelation 5:9-10
  4. The Angels’ Chorale-Revelation 5:12
  5. The Crescendo of the Universe-Revelation 5:13
  6. The Martyrs’ Canticle-Revelation 6:10
  7. The Song of Salvation-Revelation 7:10
  8. The Antiphonal Hymn-Revelation 7:12
  9. The Kingdom Carol-Revelation 11:15
  10. The Psalm of Judgment-Revelation 11:17-18
  11. The Shout of the Overcomers-Revelation 12:10-12
  12. The Song of Moses and the Lamb-Revelation 15:3-4
  13. The Hallelujah Chorus-Revelation 19:1-4
  14. The Symphony of the Marriage Feast-Revelation 19:6-7

Charles Wesley concludes our thoughts in one of his finest compositions, “O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise!”