Holy Spirit Songs

The Apostle Paul from the rich treasury of his heart taught us that: “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:18,19.

We are not only to sing the psalms (Biblical lyrics) and hymns (songs we write about God), but “spiritual songs.” The Greek words “odais pneumatikais” reveals the Holy Spirit as a composer, ready to not only enable but expand the song of the Lord through believers now as then.

Please think about this very interesting thought that this song is a participant in heavens song by the Holy Spirit’s enablement, a song described as the sound (or voice) of many waters (Rev. 14:2; 19:6).  Join this with Jesus’ description of the “rivers of living water” (John 7:38) springing from within those who believe in Him, it would seem that “spiritual songs” may be one of those “rivers” —–springing with praise from the inner man of the worshipping believer.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 04:28:12

    A great word study for Thanksgiving, Manny.

    Psalm 95 is a good example of the songs mentioned here. The church I was raised in sang much of this Psalm and I will never forget the melody. Here are some of the words:

    95 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

    2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

    3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

    4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

    5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

    6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

    I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend.


  2. Mannyr
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 04:49:22

    Thanks for sharing. May you and yours have a great thanksgiving. Blessings.


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