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Singing Everywhere

(1) Singing in the Temple

When Solomon, a long-ago king of Israel, finished building the temple in the city of Jerusalem they had a special day to be thankful for the new temple.

The musicians from the Levite family - Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their children and relatives - stood on the east side of the temple, dressed in their best linen clothes. They played cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 musicians who were playing trumpets.

They all joined together to give praise and thanks to the Lord. The singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:

The Lord is good. His love endures forever.

(2) Singing Everywhere

A prophet named Isaiah wrote this poem about singing everywhere and anywhere:

Sing to the Lord a new song,
    Sing his praise from the ends of the earth,
Sing, all you who go down to the sea, and all that live by the sea,
    Sing, all you islands, and all who live in the islands.
Let the towns in the wilderness raise their voices in song;
    let the villages rejoice in song.
Let the people sing for joy;
     let them sing praises from the mountaintops.


  • Draw a scene with people singing or playing instruments.
  • Your scene can be anywhere: indoors or outdoors, in a church or temple, by the sea, on an island, in the woods or wilderness, or on a mountaintop.
  • Include a line of music in the picture. Put some notes on a musical staff and write a line of music praising God.

September 2014

Musical Staff