Psalm 105:2 instructs us: “Sing to Him; sing praises to Him.” Notice some things about this verse which instruct us regarding our worship of God:
First, we see that the command is not just to “sing”; it is “sing TO HIM; sing praises TO HIM”. Our singing is to be vertical; it is to be TO God. We are to sing as in His very presence (which we always are!). That doesn’t necessarily mean that every song has to be in “2nd person”, and have a “you” in it; the singing can be done as tribute to Him, as in His presence, and to glorify Him. But we need to remember that the people around us are NOT our “audience” in worship. We are to sing “TO HIM.”
Secondly, the command is not merely just “sing to Him” – as if singing any worldly song would be acceptable as long as we sung it to Him – like an athlete might run for Him, or a painter might paint for Him, etc. – but it specifically says “sing PRAISES to Him”. It is not just ANY songs that we are to sing to Him; we are to sing PRAISES to Him – specifically songs of praise to God for who He is and what He has done.
As we worship corporately this Lord’s Day, and in our private devotions every day, let us joyfully fulfill the command of Psalm 105, and “Sing TO HIM; sing PRAISES to Him”!