Worshipping with the Psalms in Hebrew (even if you only understand a few words) is amazing.
It says psalm 122 but its actuall 123 in my bible.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us.Psalm 123:2 (ESV)
2 הִנֵּה כְעֵינֵי עֲבָדִים אֶל־יַד אֲדוֹנֵיהֶם כְּעֵינֵי שִׁפְחָה אֶל־יַד גְּבִרְתָּהּ כֵּן עֵינֵינוּ אֶל־יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁיְּחָנֵּנוּ׃
Don’t think I linked to this one before but its one of my favourites. So simple yet so wonderful.
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.Psalm 42:1 (ESV)
כְּאַיָּל תַּעֲרֹג עַל־אֲפִיקֵי־מָיִם כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ אֱלֹהִים׃
Its like when you sing it your soul finally gets to express itself. This is the meaning of life. Right here. You don’t make up your own meaning. It’s in a relationship with God and our souls long for it. It’s you have a long lost relative. A twin. Someone that you are connected to. That you belong with but were separated from. You don’t consciously remember but it affects you every waking moment.
This puts words to our souls longing to be reunited with God. That is now possible through faith in Jesus. This psalm written hundreds of years before Jesus came begins to be fulfilled in the relationship we have with God now, but the fullness of it comes when we Jesus comes again and we see him face to face. When we know him even as he knows us now.
Singing slowly like this is so good as it gives the meaning time to flow form the words. These words are too full to sing quickly. There is an ocean of meaning in them that comes from the heart of God.
Pop songs are quite catchy. And they begin to get less shallow when they tap into love or hate in the way that they do. But nothing gets close to Spirit anointed worship of Jesus.