Neither Watts nor Wesley nor Gaither nor Peterson nor Silbelius nor Bach nor Handel has anything for this occasion. Throughout their wonderfully productive lifetimes, they have all “composed through a glass darkly,” if you will. Now, finally, in the Heavenly realms, they (and we) hear music the way it was meant to be played, choirs as they were meant to be heard.
At last, we are able to praise the way God intended. Now, we worship as we have always longed to.
We must have a new song, because…
Joe lists seven reasons why only a new song will do when we when see encounter the glory of God firsthand. Read the whole thing here. Good stuff.