Like the composition of “The Star Spangled Banner” in America’s history, great spiritual victories were often commemorated in the Scriptures by the composition of a new song.
When the final shackle of Egyptian slavery was removed from Israel at the Red Sea by the Lord’s utter destruction of Pharaoh and his army, Moses composed a new song and taught it to Israel (Exodus 15).
When David was delivered from a horrible pit of miry clay and his feet were set upon a rock again, he declared that God had put a new song in his mouth (Psalm 40:1-3).
In Psalm 144, as David anticipates Jehovah’s granting of his bold requests to rescue and deliver him from the hands of his foreign enemies (vv. 5-8), he describes his response to such a sweet victory with these words: “I will sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You, the One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers David His servant from the deadly sword” (vv. 9-10).
Is it not a delicious spiritual morsel to anticipate the salvation of the Lamb when it has passed into its final phase of eternal glorification, everlasting deliverance, and unceasing security in heaven with the entire company of the redeemed singing a new song before the throne of God (Revelation 14:1-3)?
Only those who have fought the good fight, finished the course, and kept the faith will know the lyrics and music of heaven’s new song (Revelation 14:3). Only those who have followed the Lamb wherever He goes (Revelation 14:4) will be in the company singing the new song.